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# Map Skills 4 - Absolute and Relative Location

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### Map Skills 4 - Absolute and Relative Location

1. 1. Absolute and Relative Location
2. 2. How do we get there? <ul><li>There are two ways to answer this question…if you would like to determine a place’s location relative to someplace else, then you are looking at its Relative Location. </li></ul><ul><li>For example : </li></ul><ul><li>My apartment building is just east of the Saturday Market. Or </li></ul><ul><li>Meet me at the Starbucks that is next to the park. </li></ul><ul><li>Or India is located west of Bangladesh and south of Nepal. </li></ul>
3. 3. How do we get there? <ul><li>Another way to answer this question is by giving an absolute location . An absolute location is the specific coordinates of a place on the earth. </li></ul><ul><li>For example: Vancouver, British Columbia is located at 50 degrees North and 127 degrees West. </li></ul>
4. 4. Relative Location <ul><li>For now, we are going to focus on Relative location. Specifically, we would like you to be able to refer to places on a map in terms of where they are located relative to other places…AND we want you to use your cardinal and intermediate directions correctly.  </li></ul>
5. 5. A Quick Review… <ul><li>Cardinal Directions: </li></ul><ul><li>North </li></ul><ul><li>South </li></ul><ul><li>East </li></ul><ul><li>West </li></ul><ul><li>Intermediate directions </li></ul><ul><li>Northeast </li></ul><ul><li>Northwest </li></ul><ul><li>Southeast </li></ul><ul><li>Southwest </li></ul>
6. 6. Your Task <ul><li>Open to your MAP SKILLS page in your SS file, and create a subheading for Relative Location. </li></ul><ul><li>Use a classroom desk atlas to answer the following questions about relative location. Feel free to ask your table mates for help if you need it. </li></ul><ul><li>There are two sets of questions. We’ll review the answers to the first set together in 5 minutes and then move on to the second set.  </li></ul>
7. 7. Questions <ul><li>Use the map on page 68 and 69 to fill in the blanks using the cardinal directions: </li></ul><ul><li>Tennessee is _________ of Kentucky. </li></ul><ul><li>Georgia is __________ of Florida. </li></ul><ul><li>Ohio is ___________ of Pennsylvania. </li></ul><ul><li>Colorado is __________ of Utah. </li></ul><ul><li>Oregon is __________ of California </li></ul>
8. 8. Questions <ul><li>Using a map or maps of your choice, write three sentences using the cardinal directions and three sentences using the intermediate directions . You may use countries, cities or physical features. Please list the map you used for each sentence you write. </li></ul><ul><li>Example: </li></ul><ul><li>Map—p. 112 </li></ul><ul><li>Sentence: Bolivia is northeast of Chile. </li></ul>