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Auburn University Montgomery
The podcast explains the differences in maps and globes. It illustrates how maps and globes are used to find different locations all over the world. It explains how a map scale is used to calculate the real distance between two areas located on a map. It describes how the equator and prime meridian divide the earth’s hemispheres. It defines the use of a compass rose. It includes a map of the United States and the state of Alabama, demonstrating the difference between large and small map scales.
Content Areas: Social Studies
Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:
[SS2010] LWT (0) 8: Recognize maps, globes, and satellite images.
[SS2010] LWT (0) 9: Differentiate between land forms and bodies of water on maps and globes.
[SS2010] GHS (3) 1: Locate the prime meridian, equator, Tropic of Capricorn, Tropic of Cancer, International Date Line, and lines of latitude and longitude on maps and globes.
[SS2010] GHS (3) 2: Locate the continents on a map or globe
[SS2010] GEOG (7) 1: Describe the world in spatial terms using maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies.