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Maps & globes

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This power point goes with lesson#1 in my Social Studies Unit

This power point goes with lesson#1 in my Social Studies Unit

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  • 1. Maps & Globes
  • 2. What is a Globe?
    A globe is a map of the earth, shown around a ball.
    Maps and globes can show us how the earth can be divided in half.
    The different halves are called hemispheres.
  • 3. What Is A Map?
    A map is a flat drawing of the earth or part of the earth.A map can show you the whole world at one time.
    There are several types of maps. Each show different information.
    Most maps include a compass rose, which indicates which way is north, south, east and west. These are called Cardinal Directions.
  • 4. Map Symbols
    Maps have a map key to show symbols on the map and what they mean.
    Symbols on maps stand for real things and places.
  • 5. Maps
    A World Map includes the entire world.
    A State Map shows only one state.
    On the right you see a map of New York State. It is separated into counties. Can you tell me which county we live in?
  • 6. What Have We Learned?
    A globe is a three-dimensional scale model of Earth
    A map is a visual representation of an area
    A compass rose is a picture on a map that shows the different points of direction
    A map key is asmall description of the symbols used on a map