Mapping Vocabulary

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1. 
Globe
 
A small model of the world.
 
2. 
Map
 
Shows where places are located.
 
3. 
Compass Rose
 
Tells the direction (North, South, East, West).
 
4. 
Map Key
 
Explains what pictures on a map stand for (represent).
 
5. 
Ocean
 
Very large body of water (Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic, Indian)
 
6. 
Continent
 
Very large piece of land (Asia, Africa, Europe, Australia, Antarctica, North America, South America)
 
7. 
Lines of latitude
 
Imaginary lines that go across the world.
 
8. 
Equator
 
An imaginary line that divides (cuts) the world in half.
 
9. 
Lines of longitude
 
Imaginary lines that go up and down on the world.
 
10. 
Northern Hemisphere
 
Top half of the world
 
11. 
Southern Hemisphere
 
Bottom half of the world