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A Closer Look at Maps. Created by Miss Pflaumer For 3 rd Grade Students. Location Place Movement Places & People Change Each Other Region. Five Themes of Geography Skills. Which is a globe and which is not?. What’s the difference?. The Earth. Third planet from the sun.

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A Closer Look at Maps

Created by Miss Pflaumer

For 3rd Grade Students


Location

Place

Movement

Places & People Change Each Other

Region

Five Themes of Geography Skills


Which is a globe and which is not?

What’s the difference?


The Earth

  • Third planet from the sun.

  • An actual object in space.

  • Visible from aerial photographs.


A Globe

  • A representation of an actual object.

  • A spherical model of the planet Earth.

  • Can easily fit in your classroom and be held within your hands.


Map

Border

Title

Symbol

Key

Legend

Compass Rose

North

South

East

West

Key Vocabulary


Map Key or Legend

  • It helps you find things on the map.

  • It will show what the various symbols or colors stand for.


Compass Rose

  • Shows the cardinal directions.

    • North

    • South

    • East

    • West

  • Use the compass to write or follow directions.

  • It will help you know which direction you are headed when traveling.


Of what is this a map?

Our Continent: North America


Of what is this a map?

The United States


What color is our state?

It is GREEN. Can you find it?


Of what is this a map?

  • What color is our county?

  • Need a closer look?


Here’s a closer look…


A little closer still…

Did you figure out that JEFFERSON COUNTY is green?


Of what is this a map?

This is a closer look at Jefferson County.


Can you find Hanover?


What landform is this?

This is a broad, flat-topped hill with steep sides; larger than a butte, but smaller than a plateau.

  • Mountain

  • Butte

  • Canyon

  • Prairie

  • Mesa

  • Hill


What landform is this?

A hill that rises abruptly from the surrounding area and has a flat top and steep sides.

  • Mountain

  • Butte

  • Canyon

  • Prairie

  • Mesa

  • Hill


What landform is this?

A deep valley with steep walls cut into the earth by running water.

  • Mountain

  • Butte

  • Canyon

  • Prairie

  • Mesa

  • Hill


What landform is this?

Land higher than level ground but not as high or as steep as a mountain.

  • Mountain

  • Butte

  • Canyon

  • Prairie

  • Mesa

  • Hill


What landform is this?

Elevation higher than a hill.

  • Mountain

  • Butte

  • Canyon

  • Prairie

  • Mesa

  • Hill


What landform is this?

A treeless plain usually covered by tall grass.

  • Mountain

  • Butte

  • Canyon

  • Prairie

  • Mesa

  • Hill


What landform is this?

A dry area of land with fewer than 10 inches of precipitation each year.

  • Valley

  • Volcano

  • Peninsula

  • Beach

  • Desert

  • Archipelago


What landform is this?

  • Valley

  • Volcano

  • Desert

  • Beach

  • Island

  • Archipelago

Land entirely surrounded by water.


What landform is this?

Landmass surrounded by water on three sides.

  • Valley

  • Volcano

  • Peninsula

  • Beach

  • Island

  • Archipelago


What landform is this?

Low place between hills or mountains.

  • Valley

  • Volcano

  • Peninsula

  • Beach

  • Archipelago


What landform is this?

An opening in the Earth’s crust through which molten lava, ash, & gases are ejected.

  • Valley

  • Volcano

  • Peninsula

  • Beach

  • Archipelago


What landform is this?

The shore of a body of water, usually sandy or pebbled.

  • Valley

  • Volcano

  • Peninsula

  • Beach

  • Archipelago


What landform is this?

A group or chain of islands.

  • Valley

  • Volcano

  • Peninsula

  • Beach

  • Archipelago


What landform is this?

A high, steep rock face.

  • Plateau

  • Prairie

  • Cliff

  • Canyon

  • Mesa

  • Butte


What landform is this?

High, flat land; larger than a mesa.

  • Plateau

  • Prairie

  • Cliff

  • Canyon

  • Mesa

  • Butte


What body of water is this?

A slow moving river of thick ice.

  • Glacier

  • Waterfall

  • River

  • Gulf

  • Strait

  • Ocean


What body of water is this?

A large natural stream of water that empties into an ocean, a lake, or other body of water.

  • Glacier

  • Waterfall

  • River

  • Sea

  • Ocean

  • Lagoon


What body of water is this?

A large area of sea or ocean partly surrounded by land.

  • Waterfall

  • Gulf

  • Glacier

  • Ocean

  • Strait

  • Sea

  • River

  • Lagoon


What body of water is this?

A narrow body of water that connects two larger bodies of water.

  • Waterfall

  • Gulf

  • Ocean

  • Strait

  • Sea

  • Glacier

  • Lagoon


What body of water is this?

Shallow body of water along a coast but protected from the ocean.

  • Waterfall

  • Glacier

  • Ocean

  • Sea

  • River

  • Lagoon


What body of water is this?

A flow of water that falls vertically.

  • Glacier

  • Waterfall

  • River

  • Lake

  • Ocean

  • Sea

  • Strait


What body of water is this?

A large body of salt water completely or partially enclosed by land.

  • River

  • Gulf

  • Lagoon

  • Ocean

  • Strait

  • Sea

  • Glacier


What body of water is this?

Entire body of salt water that covers more than 70% of the Earth’s surface.

  • Glacier

  • Waterfall

  • River

  • Gulf

  • Ocean

  • Strait

  • Sea

  • Lagoon


Now, let’s review for a test.

  • What is a MAP KEY?

  • It shows you what the symbols on the map represent.

  • What is the difference between a GLOBE and the EARTH?

  • A globe is a model of Earth. The Earth is huge and is in space while a globe can be held in your hands.


  • How did the COMPASS ROSE get its name?

  • The original compass had 32 points on it. A perfect rose has 32 petals. So, the compass on a map was named a compass rose.

  • What are the CARDINAL DIRECTIONS?

  • North, South, East, West

  • What are the INTERMEDIATE DIRECTIONS?

  • Northwest, Northeast, Southwest, Southeast


  • How many continents are there?

  • 7

  • Name them.

  • Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, & South America

  • How many oceans are there?

  • 4

  • Name them.

  • Arctic, Atlantic, Indian, Pacific


  • On what PLANET do we live?

  • Earth

  • On what HEMISPHERE do we live?

  • Northern Hemisphere

  • On what CONTINENT do we live?

  • North America

  • On what COUNTRY do we live?

  • United States of America

  • What is our country’s CAPITAL?

  • Washington, D.C.


  • In what STATE do we live?

  • Indiana

  • In what COUNTY do we live?

  • Jefferson

  • In what TOWN is our school?

  • Hanover


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