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Maps and globes power point

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

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