Six Essential Elements – Geography Hw

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The key terms of Geography Homework include, Six Essential Elements.


Place

Characteristics of a location


Region

Area defined by common characteristics


Six Essential Elements of Geography

The World in Spatial Terms, Places and Regions, Physical Systems, Human Systems, Environment and Society, The Uses of Geography


Continents

large landmasses on Earth’s surface


Prime Meridian

runs through Greenwich, England; 0 degrees longitude)


Geographic patterns

similarities among places


Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

geographers, using computers, create maps and analyze patterns using many layers of data


Ring of Fire

A major belt of volcanoes and earthquakes that rims the Pacific Ocean


Hurricane

strong storm with swirling winds & heavy rainfall


Cyclone

storm with rotating winds in the Eastern Hemisphere; also called a typhoon


Spatial thinking

thinking about the space on Earth’s surface, including where places are located and why they are located there


5 Themes of Geography

Location, Place, Human-Environment Interaction, Movement, Region


Map Scale

shows how much distance on Earth is shown on the map


Distort

maps change shapes, areas, distances, directions found in the real world


Projections

ways of showing Earth’s curved surface on a flat map


Place

Characteristics of a location


Region

Area defined by common characteristics


Six Essential Elements of Geography

The World in Spatial Terms, Places and Regions, Physical Systems, Human Systems, Environment and Society, The Uses of Geography


Continents

large landmasses on Earth’s surface


Prime Meridian

runs through Greenwich, England; 0 degrees longitude)


Geographic patterns

similarities among places


Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

geographers, using computers, create maps and analyze patterns using many layers of data


Ring of Fire

A major belt of volcanoes and earthquakes that rims the Pacific Ocean


Hurricane

strong storm with swirling winds & heavy rainfall


Cyclone

storm with rotating winds in the Eastern Hemisphere; also called a typhoon


Spatial thinking

thinking about the space on Earth’s surface, including where places are located and why they are located there


5 Themes of Geography

Location, Place, Human-Environment Interaction, Movement, Region


Map Scale

shows how much distance on Earth is shown on the map


Distort

maps change shapes, areas, distances, directions found in the real world


Projections

ways of showing Earth’s curved surface on a flat map


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