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Maps & globes

This power point goes with lesson#1 in my Social Studies Unit

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Maps & globes

  1. 1. Maps & Globes<br />
  2. 2. What is a Globe?<br />A globe is a map of the earth, shown around a ball.<br />Maps and globes can show us how the earth can be divided in half.<br />The different halves are called hemispheres.<br />
  3. 3. What Is A Map?<br />A map is a flat drawing of the earth or part of the earth.A map can show you the whole world at one time.<br />There are several types of maps. Each show different information.<br />Most maps include a compass rose, which indicates which way is north, south, east and west. These are called Cardinal Directions.<br />
  4. 4. Map Symbols<br />Maps have a map key to show symbols on the map and what they mean.<br />Symbols on maps stand for real things and places.<br />
  5. 5. Maps<br />A World Map includes the entire world.<br />A State Map shows only one state.<br />On the right you see a map of New York State. It is separated into counties. Can you tell me which county we live in?<br />
  6. 6. What Have We Learned?<br />A globe is a three-dimensional scale model of Earth<br />A map is a visual representation of an area<br />A compass rose is a picture on a map that shows the different points of direction<br />A map key is asmall description of the symbols used on a map<br />