Maps and Globes: An Introduction
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×
 

Maps and Globes: An Introduction

on

  • 1,453 views

 

Statistics

Views

Total Views
1,453
Views on SlideShare
1,448
Embed Views
5

Actions

Likes
0
Downloads
32
Comments
0

1 Embed 5

https://wikihistoriki.wikispaces.com 5

Accessibility

Categories

Upload Details

Uploaded via as Microsoft PowerPoint

Usage Rights

© All Rights Reserved

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
    Processing…
Post Comment
Edit your comment

Maps and Globes: An Introduction Maps and Globes: An Introduction Presentation Transcript

  • How do we know where we are?
  • How do we get
    Here?
    Here?
  • MAPS
    &
    GLOBES
    An Introduction
  • Early explorers had little to guide them….
    Many people even thought the earth was flat!
  • Early cartographers (mapmakers) had different ideas of what the world looked like.
  • This is an early map of North and South America.
    Click on it to see how it compares to what we know today.
  • Click this ancient map of Africa to see how different it is from reality
  • After a while, some came a”round” to thinking differently…
  • A Round Earth
    What an idea!
    GLOBES
    -Spheres
    -Lines
    -Precision
  • What can we do with these tools?
  • We can discover the area where we live and go to school…
  • We can tell How tall mountains are
  • Where the Oceans Are
  • And all kinds of wonderful places!
  • We can use the grid of lines called Latitude and Longitude to find any place on earth!
  • How Precise Can We Be With Latitude and Longitude?
  • Go From Here….
    To Here
  • Satellites orbiting earth can take amazing pictures!
  • We can use these pictures to better understand our world, and how to get around this big place!
  • Look at this picture from space…
    It’s a giant map of the world made out of sand!
  • We are even learning how to map the world outside of earth
  • Click on the globe to find a map anywhere on earth!