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My Top 5 Vacation Destinations By Bobbi Patterson Using Map and Globe Skills To Go On Vacation
Absolute Location • The exact position of a place on earth using longitude and latitude.
www.nmm.ac.uk Lines of Latitude • Run east to west • Measured in degrees • 0-90º north and south of the equator
commons.wikimedia.org Equator • Imaginary line dividing north and south • North of the equator is labeled north • South of the equator is labeled south
commons.wikimedia.org Tropic of Cancer • Northern boundary of the tropics • 23º North
commons.wikimedia.org Tropic of Capricorn • Southern boundary of the tropics • 23º South
www.nmm.ac.uk Lines of Longitude • Run north to south • Measured in degrees • 0-180º east and west of the Prime Meridian
commons.wikimedia.org Prime Meridian • Imaginary line dividing east and west • West of the P.M. is marked west • East of the P.M. is marked east
Western Hemisphere • Half of the Earth that is West of the Prime Meridian www.georgeglazer.com/.../danckerts-det2.jpg
Eastern Hemisphere • Half of the Earth that is East of the Prime Meridian www.georgeglazer.com/.../danckerts-det2.jpg
commons.wikimedia.org Northern Hemisphere • Half of the Earth that is North of the Equator
commons.wikimedia.org Southern Hemisphere • Half of the Earth that is South of the Equator
My Top 5 Vacation Spots • 34.24N – 116.9W • 34.085N – 118.1003W • 33.9742N – 118.245W • 33.81028N – 117.91806W • 33.50N – 117.55W Where in the world?
Check Your Answers Click to see if you were right!
Fun Facts • Big Bear Lake is 8 miles long • Settlers from Mission San Gabriel founded Los Angeles • Los Angeles Zoo is open 364 days, closed on December 25th • The first ticket for Disneyland was sold to Walt Disney’s brother, Roy for $1. • Balboa Island is a man-made island found in Newport Beach whose surface area is only 2 miles.
Comprehension Questions • What is absolute location? • What are lines of latitude? • What is the equator? • Name two special lines of latitude. • What are lines of longitude? • What is the Prime Meridian? • Name the four Hemispheres and where they are located.
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