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LOCATION: Be able to answer the following:
What imaginary lines are used to What imaginary lines are used to What is another name for lines of
measure distances NORTH and measure distances EAST and latitude (or lines that do not
SOUTH of the equator? WEST of the Prime Meridian? intersect)?
LATITUDE LONGITUDE PARALLELS
What is another name for lines of What line is known as 0 degrees Name the two ways a geographer
longitude? latitude? can name the ABSOLUTE (exact)
EQUATOR location of a place.
What line is known as 0 degrees 1. STREET ADDRESS
PRIME MERIDIAN 2. LATITUDE & LONGITUDE
When giving the RELATIVE Define the term hemisphere. What are North, South, East and
location of a place, geographers can West known as?
use the following four things:
T: TIME ONE HALF OF THE EARTH CARDINAL DIRECTIONS
What tool on a map shows Give an example of a set of What question does the theme of
direction? coordinates. Make sure latitude LOCATION answer?
COMPASS ROSE 32°N, 15°W WHERE IS IT LOCATED?
PLACE: Be able to answer the following:
What determines HUMAN What determines PHYSICAL What question does the theme of
characteristics? characteristics? PLACE answer?
Give three examples. Give three examples. WHAT IS IT LIKE THERE?
1. ARCHITECTURE 1. WILDLIFE
2. LANGUAGE 2. LANDFORMS
3. EDUCATION 3. VEGETATION
HUMAN ENVIRONMENT INTERACTION: Be able to answer the following:
Define the term ADAPT in relation Define the term MODIFY in Define the term DEPEND in
to the theme of HEI. relation to the theme of HEI. relation to the theme of HEI.
PEOPLE CHANGE PEOPLE CHANGE THE
THEMSELVES TO SUIT THE ENVIRONMENT TO SUIT PEOPLE RELY ON THE
ENVIRONMENT THEMSELVES ENVIRONMENT
What question does the theme of
HOW DO HUMANS AND THE
WITH ONE ANOTHER?
PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE!
Read the descriptions below and decide what type of interaction is occurring. Write that interaction on the line
(Adapt, Modify or Depend).
It is getting cold out. Frank needs to go shopping for a new winter coat. ADAPT
Mrs. Jones grew a vegetable garden this summer. MODIFY
The new Park and Ride off of Exit five is going to be finished soon. MODIFY
Chameleons are able to change colors to hide from predators. ADAPT
During the summer, my dad uses a sprinkler to keep our grass green. MODIFY
MOVEMENT: Be able to answer the following:
What are the three categories of For each category, list an example For each category, list an example
things that get moved? of a way it moves TODAY. of a way it moved in the PAST.
1. AIRPLANE 1. HORSE
2. EMAIL 2. TELEGRAM
3. POST OFFICE 3. COVERED WAGON
What question does the theme of
HOW DID IT GET THERE?
REGION: Be able to answer the following:
Define the term REGION. Define the term SUBURBAN Define the term RURAL
A GROUP OF PLACES WITH LOCATED OUTSIDE A IN THE COUNTRY
SIMILAR CHARACTERISTICS MAJOR CITY
Define the term URBAN What question does the theme of
LOCATED INA MAJOR CITY
WHAT ARE THE UNIFYING
Use the map of Africa to answer the following questions.
41. What country is located at 20S, 46E? MADAGASCAR
42. What body of water is located at 35N, 16E? MEDITERANNEAN SEA
43. What lake is located at 14N, 14E? LAKE CHAD
44. What lake is located at 1S, 32E? LAKE VICTORIA
44. What body of water is located at 15N, 42E? RED SEA
45. What country is located at 29N, 5W? ALGERIA
46. When plotting points, do you find latitude or longitude first? LATITUDE