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Maps and globes

a review of vocabulary on maps and globes

globeA model of the earth.
directionsDirections on the earth: north, south, east and west.
compass roseThe direction finder on a map.
North PoleThe most northern place on earth.
South PoleThe most southern place on earth.
mapA flat drawing that shows what the earth looks like from above.
symbolsA drawing which stands for a real place or thing on the earth.
map keyThe area on a map which explains what the symbols on the map mean.
stateA part of a country.
state capitalA special community where state leaders meet to make decisions for the state.
borderTo touch another area.
continentA very large body of land.
hemisphereOne half of the earth
EquatorAn imaginary line drawn on maps and globes that divides the earth into the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.

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