Social Studies Map Skills. 4 th Grade GPS: SS4G1. GLOBE. A globe is a map of the Earth. How do we know which direction a point on a map is located?. A compass rose shows the cardinal directions. What are the cardinal directions?. The 4 cardinal directions are North, South,
A globe is a map of the Earth.
A compass rose shows the cardinal directions.
The 4 cardinal directions are North, South,
East, and West.
A map maker is called a cartographer.
The 7 continents are North America, South America, Africa, Asia, Europe, Australia, and Antarctica.
The 4 oceans are the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, and the Arctic.
The equator is an imaginary line located at 0 degrees LATITUDE. It runs east/west and divides the Earth into the Northern and Southern hemispheres.
The prime meridian is an imaginary line located at 0 degrees LONGITUDE. It runs north/south and divides the Earth into the Eastern and Western hemispheres. It runs through Greenwich, England.
Latitude is used to tell distance from the equator
Longitude is used to tell distance from the prime meridian.
The scale on a map is used to find the distance between two places.
The legend on a map explains the symbols used on a map. It is also known as the map key.
The capitol of our country, the USA, is Washington DC. (DC means District of Columbia)
The capital of our state, Georgia, is Atlanta.
The tallest mountain in the world is Mount Everest.
The longest river in the world is the Nile River.