What is a globe? a small model of the Earth
Parts of a globe: equator - the line on the globe halfway between the North Pole and the South Pole poles - the northern-most and southern-most points on the Earth 1. North Pole 2. South Pole hemispheres - half of the earth, divided by the equator (North & South) and the prime meridian (East and West) 1. Northern Hemisphere 2. Southern Hemisphere 3. Eastern Hemisphere 4. Western Hemisphere continents - the largest land areas on Earth 1. North America 2. South America 3. Europe 4. Asia 5. Africa 6. Australia 7. Antarctica oceans - the largest water areas on Earth 1. Atlantic Ocean 2. Pacific Ocean 3. Indian Ocean 4. Arctic Ocean 5. Antarctic Ocean
** NOTE: Our textbooks call the “Southern Ocean” the “Antarctic Ocean” ** North America
The three major countries of North America are:
Where Do We Live?
We live in the Western & Northern Hemispheres.
We live on the continent of North America. The other 2 large countries on this continent are Canada and Mexico.
The name of our country is the United States. There are 50 states in it, but when it first became a country, there were only 13 states.
GEOGRAPHY STUDY GUIDE
You will need to know:
VOCABULARY: equator globe hemisphere continent ocean compass
WORLD MAP - be able to label 7 continents and 5 oceans
3 Large Countries of North America 1. United States 2. Canada 3. Mexico
United States Facts 1. 50 states 2. Capital is Washington, D.C.
New York Facts 1. State capital is Albany
Where We Live 1. Northern Hemisphere 2. North America (continent) 3. United States (country) 4. New York (state)