Maps vs Globes Powerpoint 1A

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Maps vs. Globes
Do YOU know the difference?
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The tools that geographers use the
most often are MAPS and GLOBES.
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A map is FLAT drawing that shows all
or part of the Earth’s surface.
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A globe is a SPHERICAL, or ballshaped, model of the entire planet.
Try it! Place the characteristics of maps
and globes in the appropriate section of
the Venn Diagram.
There are THREE types of maps
1. POLITICAL MAPS: Show major political features of a
region.
 Country Borders
 Capital Cities STAR symbol
 Use different colors to show countries
There are THREE types of maps
2. PHYSICAL MAPS: Show major physical features of a
region.
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Mountain ranges
Rivers
Oceans
Islands
Deserts
Plains
Shows different elevations
There are THREE types of Maps
3. SPECIAL-PURPOSE MAPS: Focus on one special topic
 Topics can include:
 Climate, resources, or population
 Information may be shown with colors, arrows, dots or other symbols
There are FOUR Hemispheres
FIVE PARTS OF A MAP
1. TITLE: shows what the subject of the map is
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COMPASS ROSE: indicates north, south, east and west
3. SCALE: represent distances between points on a map
4. LEGEND: or KEY explains what symbols represent
5. LOCATOR MAP: shows where in the world the area on the
map is located
Prime Meridian VS. Equator
Prime Meridian: an
imaginary line that runs North
to South on the globe and
represents ZERO degrees
longitude.
Equator: an imaginary line
that circles the globe halfway
between the North and South
Poles and represents ZERO
degrees latitude.
Video – Using Maps & Globes
 http://app.discoveryeducation.com/player/view/assetGuid/DB
C75ABD-4435-4CC4-AE36-1C662869F6BC

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