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Draw the Earth!. Take a few minutes to draw the Earth using only your memory!. Earth =. Earth: This is a typical view of the planet. But why?…. Is something wrong with this picture?!?. Or how about this Earth?. Or this map?. How big is Africa?.

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draw the earth
Draw the Earth!

Take a few minutes to draw the Earth using only your memory!

Earth =

earth s shape stays the same but our perception of it is always changing
Earth’s shape stays the same but our perception of it is always changing.
  • For example, all those maps were of the same planet, but they all looked different.
  • But regardless of one’s perception of the Earth, humans have come to depend on maps and physical landmarks to find their way around.
  • How do you think cavemen got around their environment?
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HOW

DO I

GET

THERE?

Using nature to

navigate

Using a tool

or device to

navigate

1. Stars

1. Map

2. Landmarks

2. Compass & GPS

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what s up with north
What’s up with North?
  • Humans have created four compass directions

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northern hemisphere
Northern Hemisphere
  • North America, Europe
  • Almost all of Asia
  • 2/3 of Africa
  • Northern reaches of South America
southern hemisphere
Southern Hemisphere
  • Antarctica, Australia
  • Most of South America
  • 1/3 of Africa, small sliver of Asia
eastern hemisphere
Eastern Hemisphere
  • Asia, Australia
  • Most of Africa & Europe
  • 1/2 of Antarctica
western hemisphere
Western Hemisphere
  • North & South America
  • 1/2 of Antarctica
  • Small portion of Africa & Europe