Name _____________________ Monday DUE WEDNESDAY GEOGRAPHY There are 5 themes in Geography. The first one is LOCATION which describes __________ something can be found. There are two ways to describe a location - absolute and relative. “The Gateway School is diagonally across from the Hudson Honor’s school” is an example of relative location because it tells where the school s by what it is near or what is around it. The Gateway School is at 211 West 61st Street is an example of absolute location because it gives the specific address of the school. Another way to give the absolute location of a place is to use coordinates. For example the absolute location of New Orleans is 30° N, 90° W. Can you tell the difference between absolute and relative locations from the descriptions below? 1. The Statue of Liberty stands at the mouth of the Hudson River. ( relative, absolute ) 2. The city of Albany is north of New York City. ( relative, absolute ) 3. Robin’s Rare Book Shop is at 2345 Broadway. ( relative, absolute ) 4. My house is two blocks away from Zabars. ( relative, absolute ) 5. Las Vegas’s coordinates are 37° N, 115° W. 30° N, 90° W ( relative, absolute ) 6. My mother’s store is located in Soho. ( relative, absolute ) 7. The French Café is at 345 East 72nd Street in New York City. ( relative, absolute ) Name _______________________ Directions Monday DUE WEDNESDAY On a separate piece of paper write 2 relative locations for the following pictures. Use complete sentences. The first one is done for you. 1. 5 Where is California? 1. The flowers are in front of the fence and behind the rooster. 6 2. Where are the horses? Where is the bus? 3. 7 Where is the cabin? Where is Mars? Name ____________________ Wednesday DUE FRIDAY Geography More Relative Locations! Directions On a separate piece of paper write 2 relative locations for the following pictures. Use complete sentences. The first one is done for you. 1 2 Where is the bridge? Where is the boat? 3 4 Where are the two women? 5 Where are the deer? 6 Where is the tractor? Where is the cow?