Geography Grade 7 Chapter 1 How Geographers Look at the World

  1. A spherical representation of the Earth.
  2. A representation, usually on a flat surface, of the whole or part of an area.
  3. One who makes maps.
  4. An imaginary line that follows the curve of the Earth and represents the shortest distance between two points.
    Great Circle Route
  5. A mathematical formula used to represent the curved surface of Earth on the flat surface of a map.
    map projections
  6. Pattern formed as the lines of latitude and longitude cross one another.
    Grid system
  7. Half of a sphere or globe, as in the Earth's Northern and Southern hemispheres.
  8. The distance north or south from the equator measured in degrees (a horizontal line).
  9. The distance measured by degrees or time east or west from the prime meridian.
    (a vertical line)
  10. The parallel of 0 degrees latitude from which other latitudes are calculated.
    (This line of latitude divides the Earth into the Northern and Southern hemispheres).
  11. The meridian of 0 degrees longitude from which other longitudes are calculated.
    (It divides the globe into the eastern and western hemispheres.)
    Prime meridian
  12. The exact position of a place on the Earth's surface.
    Absolute location
  13. Location in relation to other places.
    relative location
  14. Map that shows the location of natural features such as mountains and rivers; can also show cities and countries.
    physical map
  15. Shape of the Earth's physical features.
  16. A map that shows the boundaries and locations of political units such as countries, states, counties, cities, and towns.
    Political map
  17. Maps that use colors, symbols, lines, or dots to show information related to a specific idea.
    Qualitative maps
  18. Map that shows the movement of people, animals, goods, ideas, and physical processes like hurricanes and glaciers.
    flow-line map
  19. The complex community of interdependent living things in a given environment.
  20. Substance from the earth that is not made by people but can be used by them.
    Natural Resources
  21. Weather patterns typical for an area over a large period of time.
  22. The natural occurring plants that occupy a major habitat.
  23. What factors affect the study of physical geography?
    • natural resources
    • topography
    • climate
    • biomes
  24. Relating to the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services.
  25. A city environment.
  26. A country environment.
  27. What factors affect the physical geography?
    • religion
    • art
    • education
    • economics
    • urban/rural
    • health/life expectancy
    • social status, how attained
    • status of minorities, women
    • government/politics
    • international relations
    • travel/mobility
    • technology
    • recreation leisure
  28. Know the changes in the last 10 - 20 years.
    Check you notes
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Geography Grade 7 Chapter 1 How Geographers Look at the World
7th Grade Geography Chap. 1