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5th Grade Geography Terms

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Geography Vocabulary Terms

Below are the Geography Vocabulary Terms covered.

Geography Terms

Term Definition
latitudelines that measure distances in degrees that run east and west
longitudelines that measure distances in degrees that run north and south
equatoris an imaginary belt that runs halfway point between the North Pole and the South Pole, it is 0 degree latitude
North PoleThe northern end of the earth's axis of rotation, a point in the Arctic Ocean.
South PoleThe southern end of the earth's axis of rotation, a point in Antarctica.
Prime Meridian is an imaginary line that runs through the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Western Africa, and Antarctica, it is 0 degree longitude
Inset Mapa small map on the same sheet of paper as a larger map that provides additional information that cannot be shown conveniently on the larger map
Map Titleserves to focus attention on the primary content of the map
Map Key/LegendObjects or colors that represent something on the map.
Map Scalethere is a direct connection between a unit of measurement on the map and the actual distance.
Number of Continents7
Number of Oceans4
List ContinentsAsia, Africa, North America, South America. Europe, Australia, Antarctica
List OceansAtlantic, Pacific, Indian, and Arctic Oceans.
Compassis a tool that helps the user know what direction one is headed.
Compass Roseon a map, it helps the user locate directions
cardinal directionsThere are four: north, south, east, and west. They help describe the location of places in relation to other places
intermediate directionsThere are four: northeast, northwest, southeast, southwest. They help describe the location of places in relation to other places
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