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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.


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    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