PEN 2926 Maps and Globes Similarities

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This presentation describes the similarities between maps and globes.

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Title: By C Bohannon-Brown PEN # 2926 Published by Peach e~Books Georgia www.peachebooks.com All rights reserved. This publication may be reproduced by educators, parents, and students for educational purposes only. Commercial duplication is prohibited. © Peach e~Books 2008

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Let us think about ways that maps and globes are alike or similar.

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The directions on maps and globes are N for north, S for south, E for east, and W for west. Can you find east on the map and on the globe? N N S S W W E E

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Maps and globes show the Earth’s oceans: Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic, and Indian. Which ocean can be seen on the globe?

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Maps and globes show 7 of Earth’s land masses or continents. Can you find North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, and Antarctica?

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Maps and globes show the imaginary or make-believe line that cuts the Earth into two parts. This line is called the equator. equator

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Maps and globes show the imaginary or make-believe lines that cut the Earth into smaller pieces like a birthday cake. latitude longitude

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Some lines go north to south (or up and down). They are called lines of longitude. How many lines of longitude can you find? longitude N (up) S (down)

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latitude Some lines go west to east (or left to right). They are called lines of latitude. How many lines of latitude can you find? W (Left) E (Right)

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Maps and globes are tools. We can use them to find places on our planet, Earth.

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Online Resources Thank you to the following on-line resources: Picture of a Map http://www.worldpress.org/images/maps/world_600w.jpg Atlas Globes http://images.google.com/images?um=1&hl=en&rlz=1T4ADBS_enUS220US221&q=picture+globes+atlas http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/ Lesson plans Midtown West Manhattan Neighborhood Map http://gonyc.about.com/od/manhattan/l/bl_midtownwest.htm

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