Warm - Up (9/25) • Please pick up 4 things from the side table: 1) A Yellow map pencil 2) A Red map pencil 3) The Relative and absolute location notes 4) The Relative location activity Once you have picked up all four please glue the 2 pages on page 15 and 16 in your Interactive Notebook. -ANDOn the US map on page 4 of your notebook color and label the following states: Massachusetts, Florida, Georgia RELATIVE LOCATION • Relative location describes the spatial relationships between and among places • Where something is in relationship to something else Ex: Scotland is north of England What is Wales’ relative location from England? What is London’s relative location from Manchester? The English Channel is _____ of England. Relative Location of the Continents ABSOLUTE LOCATION • Latitude and longitude define absolute location • Use of a grid to find exact location LINES OF LATITUDE • East-west lines which measure distances north and south of the equator • Measured in degrees • Also called parallels MAJOR LINES • • • • • • • OF LATITUDE Locate these on a map Equator: 0° latitude (halfway between the poles) Tropic of Cancer: 23 1/2 ° north Tropic of Capricorn: 23 1/2° south Arctic Circle: 66 1/2° north Antarctic Circle: 66 1/2° south North Pole: 90° north South Pole: 90° south LINES OF LONGITUDE • North-south lines which measure distances east and west of the Prime Meridian • Measured in degrees • Also called meridians MAJOR LINES OF LONGITUDE Locate these on a map • Prime Meridian: 0° longitude; runs through Greenwich, England • International Date Line: 180° longitude HEMISPHERES • Halves of the earth (Hemi=half) • Equator creates the northern and southern hemispheres • Prime Meridian creates the eastern and western hemispheres What country is located at 0 degrees and 80 degrees West? What city is located at 34 degrees S, 70 degrees W?