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Map Skills Vocabulary
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This game is a way for students to practice their map skills vocabulary terms.

Mr. Lisek
• A map which show landforms and bodies of water.
Physical Map

• 15 points
• This indicates the subject of the map and tells you what information it contains.
Title

• 5 points
• Shows NORTH (N), SOUTH (S), EAST (E), WEST (W), on the map; sometimes only shows NORTH.
Compass Rose

• 10 points
• North, East, South, and West
Cardinal Directions

• 10 points
• Northeast, Southeast, Southwest, Northwest
Intermediate Directions

• 10 points
• Compares a unit of length on the map and a unit of distance on Earth.
Scale Bar

• 20 points
• Designs on a map may stand for capital cities, economic activities, natural resources, etc.
Symbols

• 5 points
• This "unlocks" the code to the symbols on a map; it lists and explains the symbols and colors used on the map.
Key/Legend

• 10 points
• Imaginary lines that show distances north or south of the Equator.
Lines of Latitude

• 25 points
• Imaginary lines that show distances east and west of the Prime Meridian.
Lines of Longitude

• 25 points
• This is created when the lines of latitude and lines of longitude intersect one another.
Map Grid

• 20 points
• Describes altitude, also called relief.
Elevation

• 15 points
• A line of latitude that circles Earth halfway between the North and South Poles.
Equator

• 10 points
• A line of longitude that runs from the North Pole to the South Pole through Greenwich, England.
Prime Meridian

• 10 points
• One half of the Earth.
Hemisphere

• 5 points
• Maps that focus on specific ideas or themes.
Thematic Map

• 20 points
• This is an example of which type of map?
Physical Map

• 15 points
• What part of the map is shown in the red circle?
Compass Rose

• 10 points
• What part of the map is shown in the red circle?
Key/Legend

• 10 points
• What part of the map is shown in the red circle?
Scale Bar

• 15 points