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AIM: How can maps help us to understand the world?. Do Now: (1) I am a person who recovers artifacts in order to find out about how people lived in the past __________________. archaeologist. (2) I am valuable information gathered at the actual time of an event in history ________________.

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AIM: How can maps help us to understand the world?

Do Now:

(1) I am a person who recovers artifacts in order to find out about how people lived in the past __________________

archaeologist

(2) I am valuable information gathered at the actual time of an event in history ________________

Primary sources

(3) A textbook and encyclopedia are examples of __________ sources.

secondary

HW: Find a map and create 3 questions that could be answered by using the map.

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Identify the largest pieces of the world:

C

1

4

7

B

A

2

1= Asia

2= Africa

D

6

3= Antarctica

5

4= North America

A= Atlantic Ocean

5= South America

B= Pacific Ocean

6=Australia

C= Arctic Ocean

7= Europe

D= Indian Ocean

3

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*NOTES*

What does this map illustrate?

Physical map- shows geographic features such as mountains, lakes, deserts etc. (mother nature)

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*NOTES*

What does this map illustrate?

Political map- shows boundaries/borders of countries (man-made)

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*NOTES*

INTERPRETING MAPS

1. KEY / LEGEND - gives important information that helps to understand the map. (Ex. * represents capital city)

2. EQUATOR- 0 degree imaginary line of latitude that separates the world into a northern and southern hemisphere

3. PRIME MERIDIAN- 0 degree imaginary line of longitude that separates the world into a eastern and western hemisphere