Using Maps and Globes

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Multimedia Details Title: Using Maps and Globes
Creator: Arnetta Harris
Submitted By: Arnetta Harris, ,

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.

Length: 4:09
Content Areas: Social Studies
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