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Understanding & Making Maps: An Introduction (2004)

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Combines live action and animation to introduce maps and understand map reading. Describes how maps and globes are drawn to scale to reflect a larger physical geography. Identifies the signs and symbols found on maps and defines key concepts such as scale, relative position, direction, and legends.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Length: 
00:20
Understanding & Making Maps: An Introduction

Using Maps & Globes (2004)

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Building on studentsÂ’ basic understanding of maps and globes, the more complex concepts of latitude and longitude are introduced. The equator, north and south hemispheres, tropics of Cancer and Capricorn are defined and located down to minutes and degrees. The prime meridian, east and west hemispheres, time zones, and the international dateline come to life on a world cruise review.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:21
Using Maps & Globes

How Location Affects Life: Different Areas, Climate, Latitude, and Longitude (2006)

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Students examine geographical and human factors that affect personal and societal ways of life. Physical components such as climate, landform and relative location are discussed, expanding a learner's understanding of characteristics within northern and southern hemispheres, differing latitudes and longitudes.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:23
How Location Affects Life: Different Areas, Climate, Latitude, and Longitude

The Five Themes of Geography (2000)

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Join five enthusiastic students in their high-tech "Social Studies Lab" to learn about the five themes of geography: Location, Place, Human-Environment Interactions, Movement, and Regions. Visit locations around the world to understand how geographers study the earth and the people who live here.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:18
The Five Themes of Geography