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The 5 themes of geography (mr.help)

Movement
Regions
Human-environment interaction
Location
Places

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Relative Location

Described by landmarks, time, direction or distance

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7 continents

North America, South America, Asia, Africa, Australia, Antarctica, Europe

3

Hemisphere

Half of a sphere; the globe cut in half, north, south, e & w

4

Equator

Imaginary line that runs east/west exactly halfway between the north and south poles

5

Prime meridian

An imaginary line that runs from the north to the south pole through Greenwich, England

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Tropic of Cancer

23 1/2 north of the equator

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Tropic of Capricorn

23 1/2 south of the equator

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Arctic circle

66 1/2 north of the equator

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Antarctic circle

66 1/2 south of the equator

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Legend

A key on a map that explains what each symbol represents on that map

11

Cartographer

Someone who charts and/or creates maps

12

Worldview

The factors that influence your perspective of the world

13

Anticipate

To give advanced thought, discussion, or treatment

14

Perspective

the subject being mentally viewed

15

Scale

A line on a map that represents distance

16

Time zone

Pacific, mountain, central, eastern

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Ethnocentrism

Thinking that one's own group is superior

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Patriotism

Love or devotion for ones county

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Compass rose

Arrows point north, south, east, west

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4 oceans

Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Antarctica

21

Pros of maps (4)

See everything at once
Portable
Has legend
Shows highways

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Pros of a globe (4)

More accurate
3D (fun, move it)
Shows axis
Lat& long correct

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Cons of maps(2)

All maps are wrong
No axis

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Cons of globe (4)

You can't see everything at once
No legend
No zoom
Not portable

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international dateline

opposite of the prime meridian

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compromise(4)

Distance
Size
Direction
Shapes

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Absolute

A latitude and longitude (a street address)

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Physical geography

Landforms (mountains, rivers) climate

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Thematic (type of map)

Show few kinds of information

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Political (type of map)

Shows man made features and boundaries and location of nations, cities, states, countries

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Physical (type of map)

Natural features

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Relief of topographic (Type of map)

3d