Longitude Latitude Latitude these lines run the same
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Longitude & Latitude
Latitude – these lines run the same direction as the equator. The equator divides the world into the Northern & Southern hemispheres. (lat is flat) Northern Hemisphere Southern Hemisphere
Longitude – These lines run from pole to pole. The Prime Meridian divides the world into the Western and Eastern hemispheres. (orange slices) Western Hemisphere Eastern Hemisphere
Finding Latitude & Longitude Latitude 30°N, 120°W 0°, 30°E Hemispheres Northern & Western Eastern Latitude Hemispheres 60°S, 45°W Southern & Western 15°N, 135°E Northern & Eastern
Seatwork • Answer Questions #22& 23 on p. 16 of your textbook. 22 – A (30°S, 120°W) B (0°, 30°W) C (30°N, 90°W) D (60°N, 90°E) E (45°S, 75°E) 23 – A Northern & Western B Southern & Eastern C Northern, Western & Eastern
Thematic Maps – these maps use colours to show us the location of a specific feature. Feature: is what the map is showing us Legend: tells us how to read the information What do you do? Match the colour to the legend.
Sample #1 Feature: Permafrost and Ground Ice Conditions Legend: Colours show the permafrost zones
Sample #2 Feature: Relief – height of the surface of the land Legend: Colours show the height of the land Points B A A B 300 – 400 m 2000 – 3000 m
Seatwork • Answer questions #1 – 4 on p. 17 of your textbook
Answers 1 a) Gulf of Mexico b) Arctic Ocean c) Hudson Bay 2 a) (49°N, 128°W) b) (47°N, 53°W) c) (63°N, 66°W) 3 a) Deeper than 6000 m b) 500 – 1000 m c) 1000 – 2000 m 4 a) Tends to get deeper the further you get from shore. b) The eastern side is lower than the western side. c) They all have many bays and islands. The shoreline isn’t straight.