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 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


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


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


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


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?


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


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


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)


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)


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


Online Resources Thank you to the following on-line resources: Picture of a Map Atlas Globes Lesson plans Midtown West Manhattan Neighborhood Map

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