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Map Skills. Continents Oceans Equator/Prime Meridian. Compass Rose. A compass rose shows direction. The cardinal directions are North (N), East (E), South (S), and West (W). A good way to remember the directions is: Never Eat Shredded Wheat . Continents.

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Map Skills

Continents

Oceans

Equator/Prime Meridian


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Compass Rose

  • A compass rose shows direction. The cardinal directions are

  • North (N), East (E),

  • South (S), and West (W).

  • A good way to remember the directions is:

  • Never Eat Shredded Wheat


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Continents

  • There are seven (7) continents in the world.

  • A continent is a body of LAND.

  • The continents are:

  • 1. North America

  • 2. Europe

  • 3. Asia

  • 4. Africa

  • 5. South America

  • 6. Australia

  • 7. Antarctica


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Oceans

  • There are four (4) oceans in the world.

  • An ocean is a large body of salt water.

  • The four oceans are:

  • 1. Indian Ocean

  • 2. Artic Ocean

  • 3. Atlantic Ocean

  • 4. Pacific Ocean

  • An easy way to remember the oceans is:

  • I Am A Person.

  • Indians Always Paint Arrows.


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The Continent of Europe

  • The countries of

  • Spain,

  • England,

  • and France

  • are located on the continent of Europe


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The Continent of North America

  • The United States of America is on the continent of North America


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Equator

  • The Equator is an imaginary line around the middle of the earth that divides the globe into the northern and southern hemispheres.


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Prime Meridian

  • The Prime Meridian is an imaginary line that divides the globe into the eastern and western hemispheres.


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Hemispheres

  • Half of a sphere (glove) created by the prime meridian or the equator.


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