6th Grade Quiz Notes for Aug. 29, 2014
Parts of a map to know:
Title – Tells the place the map is showing.
Legend – Explains what the symbols and colors on a particular map represent.
Map Index – Helps locate places on a map. Places are shown in alphabetical order along with their grid positions.
Scale – Shows the relationship between distances on the map and corresponding distances on the Earth’s surface.
Grid – Helps find a place on the map.
Meridians – Imaginary lines that run north and south from the North to South Pole. The measure longitude.
Parallels – Imaginary lines that encircle the globe from east to west. They measure latitude
Compass Rose – Shows cardinal directions(North, South, East, West)and intermediate directions (NE,NW,SE,SW)
Themes of Geography
Movement = The shifting of ideas from one area or region to another. This can be material things or ideas and customs
Regions = Areas with common characteristics such as the same religion or weather
Location = Where it is. We use Relative and Absolute directions
Human Environmental Interaction = How human interact with their surroundings. Such as clearing land to build a house, wearing a jacket. They adapt, modify, or change
Place = What it is like (example: language, weather, customs) Described by human and physical characteristics
Terms to know:
Hemispheres - Divides the Earth into four sections
Equator - The main line of latitude
Parallels - Lines of latitude
Prime Meridian -The main line of longitude
Meridians - Lines of longitude