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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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