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This is a powerpoint I share with my students at the beginning of the school year. I like to get them familiar with landforms before we begin Social Studies content.

This is a powerpoint I share with my students at the beginning of the school year. I like to get them familiar with landforms before we begin Social Studies content.

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  • 1. GEOGRAPHY TERMS
  • 2. CONTINENT LARGE LAND MASS ON EARTH
  • 3. OCEAN ONE OF THE LARGE BODIES OF SALT WATER
  • 4. BAY BODY OF H20 PARTLY ENCLOSED BY LAND
  • 5. SEA
    • LARGE BODY OF H20 ALMOST ENTIRELY ENCLOSED BY LAND
  • 6. STRAIT NARROW PASSAGE OF H20 CONNECTING 2 LARGER BODIES OF WATER Mediterranean Sea Atlantic Ocean STRAIT
  • 7. TRIBUTARY STREAM FLOWING INTO LARGER STREAM OR RIVER (Think of branches on a tree. Tree trunk = River, Branches = stream
  • 8. DELTA TRIANGULAR-SHAPED, SILT DEPOSIT AT MOUTH OF THE RIVER
  • 9. LAKE SIZABLE INLAND BODY OF WATER
  • 10. LAGOON BODY OF SHALLOW H20 USUALLY CONNECTED TO A LARGER LAKE OR THE SEA
  • 11. CATARACT LARGE WATERFALL or SERIES OF SMALL WATERFALLS IN A ROW
  • 12. FJORD LONG, NARROW ARM OF SEA RUNNING BETWEEN HIGH, ROCKY CLIFFS
  • 13. CAPE POINT OF LAND EXTENDING INTO SEA OR LAKE
  • 14. SOUND
    • LONG AND NARROW BODY OF H20 (BIGGER THAN STRAIT)CONNECTING LARGER BODIES OF H20
  • 15. PENINSULA PIECE OF LAND ALMOST SURROUNDED BY WATER
  • 16. ISTHMUS PIECE OF LAND CONNECTING 2 LARGER PIECES OF LAND
  • 17. PLATEAU LARGE AREA OF ELEVATED FLAT LAND
  • 18. MESA HIGH, BROAD, FLAT LAND USUALLY WITH SHARP, ROCKY SLOPES DESCENDING TO THE PLAIN
  • 19. ATOLL RING-SHAPED CORAL ISLAND, ALMOST COMPLETELY ENCLOSING A LAGOON
  • 20. ARCHIPELAGO SEA WITH MANY ISLANDS OR THE ISLANDS THEMSELVES
  • 21. TUNDRA TREELESS, OFTEN FROZEN, ARCTIC PLAIN
  • 22. SAVANNA LARGE AREA OF TROPICAL GRASSLAND, COVERED IN PART WITH TREES AND SPINY SHRUBS
  • 23. ESTUARY INLET OF SEA WHERE FRESH WATER FROM RIVERS AND SALT WATER FROM SEA MIX
  • 24. ICEBERG THICK MASS OF ICE,USUALLY FROM A GLACIER, FLOATING IN THE SEA
  • 25. OASIS AN AREA IN THE DESERT MADE FERTILE WITH WATER
  • 26. GEYSER NATURAL HOT SPRING FROM WHICH STEAM, WATER, OR MUD SHOOT INTO THE AIR
  • 27. RIVER LARGE, NATURAL STREAM OF H20 FLOWING INTO LARGER BODY OF WATER
  • 28. CONTINENTAL DIVIDE GREAT RIDGE OF ROCKY MOUNTAIN SUMMITS SEPARATING WEST-FLOWING STREAMS FROM EAST-FLOWING STREAMS
  • 29. LATITUDE DISTANCE ON THE EARTH’S SURFACE MEASURED NORTH OR SOUTH OF THE EQUATOR
  • 30. LONGITUDE DISTANCE ON EARTH’S SURFACE MEASURED EAST OR WEST OF THE PRIME MERIDIAN
  • 31. TROPIC OF CANCER LINE OF LATITUDE IN THE TROPICS AT ABOUT 23 DEGREES NORTH OF THE EQUATOR
  • 32. TROPIC OF CAPRICORN LINE OF LATITUDE IN THE TROPICS AT ABOUT 23 DEGREES SOUTH OF THE EQUATOR
  • 33. EQUATOR LINE OF LATITUDE (0 DEGREES) WHICH IS THE SAME DISTANCE FROM BOTH NORTH AND SOUTH POLES
  • 34. PRIME MERIDIAN THE LINE OF LONGITUDE (0 DEGREES) FROM WHICH LONGITUDE IS MEASURED. IT PASSES THROUGH GREENWICH, ENGLAND
  • 35. CHANNEL A deep strait: It is safe enough for ships to travel because it is very deep.
  • 36. GLACIER A LARGE MASS OF ICE THAT MOVES SLOWLY DOWN A MOUNTAIN OR A VALLEY