• Physical Region- The Earth’s natural
• Climate- The pattern of weather in an
area over a long period of time.
• Read pg 5.
• What is the largest land region?
• What is climate?
• How might physical regions and climate regions be the
same for a country?
• Cultural Region- area defined by common
traditions, beliefs, occupations, activities, arts
• Read pg 6.
How might cultural regions differ from geographical
How to read a Map
• Check the direction of the map.
• Understand the map scale. (The relationship between distances on the map and real
• Identify the latitude and longitude.
• Read the contour lines. (The closer together the steeper the landform. The further apart
the flatter the landform)
• Examine the legend. (Understand what the symbols on the map mean.)
Look at pg H13 for extra help.
How to read a Map.
• Date: when the map was made
Orientation: direction (north arrow or compass rose)
Grid: lines that cross to form squares
Scale: map distance
Title: what, where, and when
Author: who made the map
Index: the part of the grid where specific information can be located
Legend: what the symbols mean
Sources: who provided information for the map