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Seneca Durfee
1st Class
Vocabulary 1. Hemisphere- the 4 halves the earth is divided into
2. Continent- one of the seven landmasses of the globe
3. Ocean- a body of salt water that covers most of the earth
4. Longitude- the east and west hemispheres near the equator
5. Latitude- the north and south hemispheres also known as the north and south pole
6. Globe- planet earth 7. Map- a flat surface with part of the earth
8. Compass rose- a circle numbered clockwise and points north
9. Legend- a table on a map showing what symbols mean
10. Key – explains symbols on a map or chart 11. Scale- compares the measurement on a map to the real distance
12. Topography- shows configuration of an area in detailed description
13. Elevation- the altitude of a place above sea level
14. Landlocked- you can’t get to the sea from where you are
15. Subcontinent- a large landmass forming part of a continent
16. Peninsula- an area of land surrounded by water on three sides
17. Island- land completely surrounded by water but not large enough to be a continent
18. Archipelago- a big group of islands 19. Strait- a narrow passage of water connecting to big bodies of water
20. Isthmus- a narrow strip of land with water on both sides
21. Plateau- a piece of land with a flat surface 22. Plains- a flat low-lying area that is often grassy
23. Arid- a dry piece of land without moisture 24. Arable- a piece of land that is capable of producing products
25. Climate- weather conditions of a region 26. Mountain range- a lot of mountains connected in a jagged line
27. Vertical climate-
28. Coastline- land and water along a shoreline 29. Rivers- a natural stream of water that is fairly big
30. Monsoon- a seasonal wind which blows at the Indian ocean
31. Tundra- a treeless plain in the arctic region 32. Taiga- coniferous evergreen forest…


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