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  • New York Geography Chapter 1 Lesson 2: Map Skills
  • II. What are the Cardinal Directions? A. North, East, South, West I. Map Title- names the map
    • What are Intermediate directions?
        • A. Northeast, Northwest, Southeast, Southwest
    Compass Game
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  • IV. How do we read a map? A. Look at the map key/legend - show what symbols on a map mean B. Symbols - pictures, colors, lines or patterns on a map that stand for something else Map Symbol Game
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  • V. How can we figure out the distance between places on a map? A. Map Scale- a symbol used to show the distance
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  • VI. How do we find a specific place on a map? A. Lines of Latitude ( )- run horizontally on a map. 1. Run north or south of equator 2. Measured in degrees from 0° - 90° 3. __________- starting line of latitude at 0° parallels Equator
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  • B. Lines of Longitude- run vertically on a map 1. Run east and west 2. Measured in degrees from 0° - 90° 3. - starting line of longitude measured at 0° Prime Meridian
  • VII. How do we find a general place on a map? A. Map Grid – helps find general locations on a map using letters and numbers (A,1) Mystery Island Game Grid Game
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