Living and Working Together in Family and Community and State
8 ) Identify land masses, bodies of water, and other physical features on maps and globes.
Explaining the use of cardinal directions and the compass rose
Measuring distance using nonstandard units
Example: measuring with pencils, strings, hands, feet
Using vocabulary associated with geographical features, including river, lake, ocean, and mountain
Living and Working Together in State and Nation
6 ) Identify states, continents, oceans, and the equator using maps, globes, and technology.
Identifying map elements, including title, legend, compass rose, and scale
Identifying the intermediate directions of northeast, southeast, northwest, and southwest
Recognizing technological resources such as a virtual globe, satellite images, and radar
Locating points on a grid
Geographic and Historical Studies: People, Places, and Regions
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.
Using cardinal and intermediate directions to locate on a map or globe an area in Alabama or the world (Alabama)
Using coordinates to locate points on a grid
Determining distance between places on a map using a scale
Locating physical and cultural regions using labels, symbols, and legends on an Alabama or world map (Alabama)
Describing the use of geospatial technologies
Examples: Global Positioning System (GPS), geographic information system (GIS)
Interpreting information on thematic maps
Examples: population, vegetation, climate, growing season, irrigation
Using vocabulary associated with maps and globes, including megalopolis, landlocked, border, and elevation