Social Studies Notes

Social Studies Notes:

Longitude Lines: Lines that run north to south but measure east to west

Prime Meridian: Line of longitude that measures zero degrees

Latitude Lines: Lines that run east to west but measure north to south

Equator: Line of latitude that measures zero degrees



Compass Rose: Symbol on a map that shows directions Simple Compass Rose

Cardinal Directions: directions that measure north, south, east, west

Intermediate Directions: directions that measure northeast, northwest, southeast and south west

Symbol: Picture that represents something


Physical Map: Shows landforms, elevation and water features

Political Map: This map shows boundaries between states and countries and cities

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