World Geography - Chapter 1

Geography

The study of everything.

Longitude

Imaginary lines that run north and south.

Latitude

Imaginary lines that run east and west.

Functional Regions

These are made up of different places that are linked together and function as a unit.

Equator

What does the Red line Represent on a grid?
0 degrees east/west

Tropic of Capricorn

23 1/2 degrees South
What does the Red Line Represent on a grid?

Tropic of Cancer

23 1/2 degrees North.
What does the Red Line Represent on a grid?

Legend

Also known as the key, identifies the symbols on a map and what they represent.

Meridians

They measure distance east and west of the Prime Meridian.

Relative Location

Determining the location of a place is in relation to another.

Region

An area with one or more common features that make it different from surrounding areas.

Perceptual Regions

Reflect human feelings and attitudes.
(Example: Back Home) Can be difficult to define

Hemispheres

Divided by the equator, the two halves of the globe.

Grid

Imaginary lines that make a pattern which run north, south, east, and west, and circle the globe.