The Eastern Hemisphere - Geography, Globes, Maps and Graphs

History Reference: Ancient History & World History

How Do the Five Themes of Geography Connect the World?

Geography is the study of the world. It explores the people, the places, and the environment. There are five basic ideas, or themes. These ideas explain how geography connects the world. The five themes are location, place, human-environment interaction, movement, and region. Absolute Location gives the exact spot on the earth where a place is found. It uses special instructions called latitude an…

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How Do I Use Globes and Maps? - Globes, How Do I Read Latitude and Longitude?, Maps, What Are the Parts of a Map?

A globe is a round ball like the earth. A ball is the best way to show the earth because it has the same shape. Globes have a grid of imaginary lines. These lines help you find places on the globe. One imaginary line is called the equator. It is halfway between the North and South Poles. The equator divides the earth into two halves called hemispheres. Everything north of the equator is in the Nor…

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What Are the Different Types of Maps and Graphs? - What Are Physical Maps?, What Are Political Maps?, What Are Special Purpose Maps?

General purpose maps show countries, cities, and continents. They also show rivers, roads, mountains, and oceans. There are two kinds of general purpose maps: physical maps and political maps. Physical maps show important natural features, such as mountains, rivers, and lakes. The natural features that make up the earth's surface are called landforms. A famous landform in China is the Gobi …

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Directions: Use a pencil to fill in the circle that has the same letter as the answer you have chosen. 1. Fill in each box to complete the compass rose. 2. Which imaginary line divides the earth into the Northern and Southern Hemispheres? Ⓐ prime meridian Ⓑ equator Ⓒ scale Ⓓ South Pole 3. The main purpose of a physical map is to show Ⓐ population density. Ⓑ…

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