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Title: Louisiana’s Geography


1
Louisianas Geography
  • Unit 1

2
Geography
  • Something found in nature such as weather, plant
    life, water, and land
  • Study of the Earths features

3
Map Symbols
  • Symbol that stands for something real on Earth.
  • Symbols shown on map key

4
Map Key
  • A box on a map in which map symbols are
    explained
  • Also called a map legend

5
Distance Scale
  • Drawing on map
  • Shows cardinal directions to help people use the
    map
  • Use to measure the distance from one place to
    another

6
Elevation
  • Height of something that is elevated

7
Bar Graph
  • Graph that uses bars of different length to stand
    for amounts or numbers of things

8
Pictograph
  • Graph that uses pictures or symbols to stand for
    the numbers of things

9
Circle Graph
  • Graph that show how the part of something relates
    to the whole

10
Line Graph
  • Graph that uses points connected by lines

11
Compass Rose
  • Drawing on map that shows the cardinal directions
    to help people use the map

12
Cardinal Directions
  • Main directions north, south, east, and west

13
Intermediate Directions
  • Directions northeast, northwest, southeast,
    southwest

14
Grid
  • Point where two lines meet, or cross, on a map

15
Climate
  • Average weather for a particular region

16
Precipitation
  • Amount of rain, hail, snow, or sleet deposited in
    a certain region

17
Vegetation
  • Process of vegetating or growing as a plant does

18
Urban
  • Relating to a city area

19
Suburban
  • Small community that is close to a city

20
Rural
  • Away from cities

21
Migration
  • Movements of large groups of people from one
    place to another.

22
Timeline
  • Drawing that shows when and in what order events
    took place

23
Web Resources
  • http//www.enchantedlearning.com/usa/states/louisi
    ana/
  • http//www.kidsgeo.com/geography-for-kids/0028-map
    -scale-types.php
  • http//www8.dotd.louisiana.gov/emergency/images/Co
    astal_Land_Elevation.png
  • http//www.google.com/search?hlensafevssqpict
    ographs

24
Web Resources
  • http//www.mste.uiuc.edu/courses/ci330ms/youtsey/l
    ineinfo.html
  • http//www.worldbookonline.com/wb/Students?content
    _spotlight/climates/north_american_climate_louisia
    na
  • http//www.onlyglobes.com/PhotoGallery.asp?Product
    CodeUM2D30056
  • http//www.lkwdpl.org/study/timeline/
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