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  1. A Closer Look at Maps Created by Miss Pflaumer For 3rd Grade Students

  2. Location Place Movement Places & People Change Each Other Region Five Themes of Geography Skills

  3. Which is a globe and which is not? What’s the difference?

  4. The Earth • Third planet from the sun. • An actual object in space. • Visible from aerial photographs.

  5. A Globe • A representation of an actual object. • A spherical model of the planet Earth. • Can easily fit in your classroom and be held within your hands.

  6. Map Border Title Symbol Key Legend Compass Rose North South East West Key Vocabulary

  7. Map Key or Legend • It helps you find things on the map. • It will show what the various symbols or colors stand for.

  8. Compass Rose • Shows the cardinal directions. • North • South • East • West • Use the compass to write or follow directions. • It will help you know which direction you are headed when traveling.

  9. Of what is this a map? Our Continent: North America

  10. Of what is this a map? The United States

  11. What color is our state? It is GREEN. Can you find it?

  12. Of what is this a map? • What color is our county? • Need a closer look?

  13. Here’s a closer look…

  14. A little closer still… Did you figure out that JEFFERSON COUNTY is green?

  15. Of what is this a map? This is a closer look at Jefferson County.

  16. Can you find Hanover?

  17. What landform is this? This is a broad, flat-topped hill with steep sides; larger than a butte, but smaller than a plateau. • Mountain • Butte • Canyon • Prairie • Mesa • Hill

  18. What landform is this? A hill that rises abruptly from the surrounding area and has a flat top and steep sides. • Mountain • Butte • Canyon • Prairie • Mesa • Hill

  19. What landform is this? A deep valley with steep walls cut into the earth by running water. • Mountain • Butte • Canyon • Prairie • Mesa • Hill

  20. What landform is this? Land higher than level ground but not as high or as steep as a mountain. • Mountain • Butte • Canyon • Prairie • Mesa • Hill

  21. What landform is this? Elevation higher than a hill. • Mountain • Butte • Canyon • Prairie • Mesa • Hill

  22. What landform is this? A treeless plain usually covered by tall grass. • Mountain • Butte • Canyon • Prairie • Mesa • Hill

  23. What landform is this? A dry area of land with fewer than 10 inches of precipitation each year. • Valley • Volcano • Peninsula • Beach • Desert • Archipelago

  24. What landform is this? • Valley • Volcano • Desert • Beach • Island • Archipelago Land entirely surrounded by water.

  25. What landform is this? Landmass surrounded by water on three sides. • Valley • Volcano • Peninsula • Beach • Island • Archipelago

  26. What landform is this? Low place between hills or mountains. • Valley • Volcano • Peninsula • Beach • Archipelago

  27. What landform is this? An opening in the Earth’s crust through which molten lava, ash, & gases are ejected. • Valley • Volcano • Peninsula • Beach • Archipelago

  28. What landform is this? The shore of a body of water, usually sandy or pebbled. • Valley • Volcano • Peninsula • Beach • Archipelago

  29. What landform is this? A group or chain of islands. • Valley • Volcano • Peninsula • Beach • Archipelago

  30. What landform is this? A high, steep rock face. • Plateau • Prairie • Cliff • Canyon • Mesa • Butte

  31. What landform is this? High, flat land; larger than a mesa. • Plateau • Prairie • Cliff • Canyon • Mesa • Butte

  32. What body of water is this? A slow moving river of thick ice. • Glacier • Waterfall • River • Gulf • Strait • Ocean

  33. What body of water is this? A large natural stream of water that empties into an ocean, a lake, or other body of water. • Glacier • Waterfall • River • Sea • Ocean • Lagoon

  34. What body of water is this? A large area of sea or ocean partly surrounded by land. • Waterfall • Gulf • Glacier • Ocean • Strait • Sea • River • Lagoon

  35. What body of water is this? A narrow body of water that connects two larger bodies of water. • Waterfall • Gulf • Ocean • Strait • Sea • Glacier • Lagoon

  36. What body of water is this? Shallow body of water along a coast but protected from the ocean. • Waterfall • Glacier • Ocean • Sea • River • Lagoon

  37. What body of water is this? A flow of water that falls vertically. • Glacier • Waterfall • River • Lake • Ocean • Sea • Strait

  38. What body of water is this? A large body of salt water completely or partially enclosed by land. • River • Gulf • Lagoon • Ocean • Strait • Sea • Glacier

  39. What body of water is this? Entire body of salt water that covers more than 70% of the Earth’s surface. • Glacier • Waterfall • River • Gulf • Ocean • Strait • Sea • Lagoon

  40. Now, let’s review for a test. • What is a MAP KEY? • It shows you what the symbols on the map represent. • What is the difference between a GLOBE and the EARTH? • A globe is a model of Earth. The Earth is huge and is in space while a globe can be held in your hands.

  41. How did the COMPASS ROSE get its name? • The original compass had 32 points on it. A perfect rose has 32 petals. So, the compass on a map was named a compass rose. • What are the CARDINAL DIRECTIONS? • North, South, East, West • What are the INTERMEDIATE DIRECTIONS? • Northwest, Northeast, Southwest, Southeast

  42. How many continents are there? • 7 • Name them. • Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, & South America • How many oceans are there? • 4 • Name them. • Arctic, Atlantic, Indian, Pacific

  43. On what PLANET do we live? • Earth • On what HEMISPHERE do we live? • Northern Hemisphere • On what CONTINENT do we live? • North America • On what COUNTRY do we live? • United States of America • What is our country’s CAPITAL? • Washington, D.C.

  44. In what STATE do we live? • Indiana • In what COUNTY do we live? • Jefferson • In what TOWN is our school? • Hanover