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
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