Mapping Vocabulary

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Globe A small model of the world.
Map Shows where places are located.
Compass Rose Tells the direction (North, South, East, West).
Map Key Explains what pictures on a map stand for (represent).
Ocean Very large body of water (Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic, Indian)
Continent Very large piece of land (Asia, Africa, Europe, Australia, Antarctica, North America, South America)
Lines of latitude Imaginary lines that go across the world.
Equator An imaginary line that divides (cuts) the world in half.
Lines of longitude Imaginary lines that go up and down on the world.
Northern Hemisphere Top half of the world
Southern Hemisphere Bottom half of the world