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Third Grade Maps and Globe Unit

Third Grade Maps and Globe Unit

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  • Maps and Globes
    Third Grade Unit
    By: Mrs. McCracken
  • You will develop map skills by:
    SOL 3.5
    positioning and labeling the seven continents and five oceans to create a world map;
    using the equator and prime meridian to identify the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Hemispheres;
    locating the countries of Spain, England, and France;
    locating specific places, using a simple letter-number grid system.
    SOL 3.6
    You will read and construct maps, tables, graphs,
    and/or charts.
  • Agree or Disagree
    The Equator is an imaginary line that divides the Earth into the Eastern and Western Hemispheres.
    There are seven continents in our world.
    There are 4 major oceans on Earth
    The Earth is mostly covered by land.
  • Where in the world?
  • Using Grids
    Locate which continent you would land on if you were at 20 degrees North Latitude and 20 degrees East Longitude.
    Use the map on the previous slide.
  • Parts of a map
    Parts of a map
    • Map title
    • Map legend
    • Compass rose
    Maps may include a compass rose with the intermediate directions of northeast, southeast, northwest, and southwest.
    On the next slide we will locate each part.
  • Locate the title, legend and compass rose.
  • Let’s Review
    Terms to know
    hemisphere: Half of a sphere (globe); created by the prime meridian or the equator
    equator: An imaginary line around the middle of the Earth that divides it into the Northern and Southern Hemispheres
    prime meridian: An imaginary line that divides the Earth into the Eastern and Western Hemispheres
    • regions: Places that have common characteristics
    The equator and the prime meridian are used to create the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Hemisphere.
    The letter (on the left) and number (at the bottom) coordinates of a grid system identify the approximate location of a place.
  • Agree or Disagree
    The Equator is an imaginary line that divides the Earth into the Eastern and Western Hemispheres.
    There are seven continents in our world.
    There are 4 major oceans on Earth
    The Earth is mostly covered by land.