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The Physical World. Map projections Landforms Climate Factors. Key Vocabulary. Map projection – ways to show the curve and flat portions of the Earth Ex: Robinson, Mercator, Interrupted, Peters Topography- Vegetation – Mountain – Elevation- Hill- Plateau-.

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the physical world

The Physical World

Map projections

Landforms

Climate Factors

key vocabulary
Key Vocabulary
  • Map projection – ways to show the curve and flat portions of the Earth
  • Ex: Robinson, Mercator, Interrupted, Peters

Topography-

Vegetation –

Mountain –

  • Elevation-
  • Hill-
  • Plateau-
maps and topography
Maps and topography
  • Physical maps show features such as mountains, lakes and rivers.

- These features are called, “topography”

- climates and vegetation maps – vegetation “the green stuff” (plants, trees, etc.)

- Maps show the landforms that affect culture.

what types of landforms affect culture
What types of LandForms Affect Culture?
  • Mountains, elevation, hills, plains and (flatlands)
  • Lowlands – marsh, savanna, beach
  • Plateaus – areas of high, flat or rolling land.
  • - in hot areas, plateaus offer relief from the heat.
climate and location
Climate and Location
  • Climate – the typical weather of a given area.
  • Think of the “Siesta” in Spain.
  • Location – the physical place on the Earth.
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