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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

A Closer Look at Maps

Created by Miss Pflaumer

For 3rd Grade Students


Five themes of geography skills

Location

Place

Movement

Places & People Change Each Other

Region

Five Themes of Geography Skills


Which is a globe and which is not

Which is a globe and which is not?

What’s the difference?


The earth

The Earth

  • Third planet from the sun.

  • An actual object in space.

  • Visible from aerial photographs.


A globe

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.


Key vocabulary

Map

Border

Title

Symbol

Key

Legend

Compass Rose

North

South

East

West

Key Vocabulary


Map key or legend

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

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

Of what is this a map?

Our Continent: North America


Of what is this a map1

Of what is this a map?

The United States


What color is our state

What color is our state?

It is GREEN. Can you find it?


Of what is this a map2

Of what is this a map?

  • What color is our county?

  • Need a closer look?


Here s a closer look

Here’s a closer look…


A little closer still

A little closer still…

Did you figure out that JEFFERSON COUNTY is green?


Of what is this a map3

Of what is this a map?

This is a closer look at Jefferson County.


Can you find hanover

Can you find Hanover?


What landform is this

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 this1

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 this2

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 this3

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 this4

What landform is this?

Elevation higher than a hill.

  • Mountain

  • Butte

  • Canyon

  • Prairie

  • Mesa

  • Hill


What landform is this5

What landform is this?

A treeless plain usually covered by tall grass.

  • Mountain

  • Butte

  • Canyon

  • Prairie

  • Mesa

  • Hill


What landform is this6

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 this7

What landform is this?

  • Valley

  • Volcano

  • Desert

  • Beach

  • Island

  • Archipelago

Land entirely surrounded by water.


What landform is this8

What landform is this?

Landmass surrounded by water on three sides.

  • Valley

  • Volcano

  • Peninsula

  • Beach

  • Island

  • Archipelago


What landform is this9

What landform is this?

Low place between hills or mountains.

  • Valley

  • Volcano

  • Peninsula

  • Beach

  • Archipelago


What landform is this10

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 this11

What landform is this?

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

  • Valley

  • Volcano

  • Peninsula

  • Beach

  • Archipelago


What landform is this12

What landform is this?

A group or chain of islands.

  • Valley

  • Volcano

  • Peninsula

  • Beach

  • Archipelago


What landform is this13

What landform is this?

A high, steep rock face.

  • Plateau

  • Prairie

  • Cliff

  • Canyon

  • Mesa

  • Butte


What landform is this14

What landform is this?

High, flat land; larger than a mesa.

  • Plateau

  • Prairie

  • Cliff

  • Canyon

  • Mesa

  • Butte


What body of water is this

What body of water is this?

A slow moving river of thick ice.

  • Glacier

  • Waterfall

  • River

  • Gulf

  • Strait

  • Ocean


What body of water is this1

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 this2

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 this3

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 this4

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 this5

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 this6

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 this7

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

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.


A closer look at maps

  • 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


A closer look at maps

  • 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


A closer look at maps

  • 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.


A closer look at maps

  • 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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