Social Studies

 

Geography Vocabulary

 

Prime meridian an imaginary line drawn from the North to South poles at 0 degrees longitude

Latitude the distance north or south from the equator measured in degrees

Longitude the distance east and west of the Prime Meridian measured in degrees

Urban a densely populated area; city

Suburban area outside urban area; large town

Rural sparsely populated area; farm country

Hemisphere half of the earth; north and south or east and west

Equator an imaginary line drawn around the earth at 0 degrees latitude

Compass a symbol on a map that shows direction

Scale shows distance on a map

Legend map key; uses symbol to represent things on a map

 

 

 

Geography Web Sites for Kids

http://www.kidsgeo.com/geography-games/united-states-america-map-game.php

http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/games/geographygames/