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Name____________________________________________ Date________________ Relative and Absolute Location Obj: By the end of class you will be able to define absolute and relative location and describe the relative location of places. LG: Describe a place’s absolute and relative location. Absolute and Relative Location Location, one of the five themes of geography, seeks to answer a simple question: “Where is it?” There are two types of location that we have defined: absolute and relative location. An absolute location describes a precise point on Earth or another defined space. A relative location describes where something else by using another, familiar feature as a reference point. Part I Identify whether the given description describes a relative location (R) or an absolute location (A). Write your response in the blank using capital letters only. ______1. Describing where you go to school, you say: “28524 Hilltop Drive”. ______2. Describing where you go to school, you say: “Down the street from the Hilltop School” ______3. Describing where Lexington is, you say: “38° N, 84° W” ______4. Describing where you have social studies at Beaumont, you say “Room 137” ______5. Describing where you sit in social studies class, you say “Two rows in front of Mr. Hill’s desk” What is absolute location? 6. Relative location—_________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ 7. Absolute location—
__________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ 8. What is the absolute location of your home? 9. What is the relative location of your home? 10. What is the absolute location of our planet in the galaxy? 11. What is the relative location of your seat in this class? Mr. Hill