Maps and Globes: An Introduction

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Maps and Globes: An Introduction

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

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