6th Grade World Geography

6th Grade World Geography 2013-2014
Mapping Vocabulary
Match the definitions with the proper word.
1. Longitude - M) a measure of distance east or west of a line called the prime
2. Latitude - L) a measure of distance north or south of the equator.
3. Equator - G) the imaginary great circle around Earth that is the same distance
from the North and South Poles and divides Earth into the northern and southern
4. Prime Meridian - Q) 0° longitude from which other longitudes are calculated.
5. Relative location - V) the location of one place in relation to other places.
6. Absolute Location - A) the exact spot on Earth where a place is found.
7. Isthmus - I) a narrow strip of land that joins two larger areas of land.
8. Delta - D) a triangular deposit of soil at the mouth of a river.
9. Mouth of River - P) part of the river that empties into another body of water.
10. Plateau - R) a raised area of relatively level land.
11. Monsoon - O) a seasonal wind that brings great amounts of rain.
12. El Nino - F) a current in the Pacific Ocean that results from changes in air
pressure and that causes changes in weather patterns.
13. La Nina - N) A cooling of the surface water of the eastern and central Pacific
6th Grade World Geography 2013-2014
14. Peninsula - S) a body of land surrounded by water on three sides.
15. Steppes - W) an extensive, usually treeless plain, often dry and grass-covered.
16. Tundra - X) the level or nearly level treeless plain between the ice cap and the
timber line of North America, Europe, and Asia that has permanently frozen
17. Tropic of Capricorn - Y) southern line of latitude near equator.
18. Tropic of Cancer - Z) northern line of latitude near equator.
19. Glacier - J) a thick sheet of ice that moves slowly across land.
20. Fjords - H) a long, narrow, deep inlet of the sea located between steep cliffs.
21. Archipelago - B) a group of islands.
22. Gulf - K) a large inlet of an ocean similar to a bay but often longer and more
enclosed by land.
23. Physical Feature Map - U) shows the location of landforms such as deserts,
mountains and plains.
24. Climate Zone Map - C) shows the typical weather of a region.
25. Vegetation Map - AA) shows all the plants or plant life of a place, taken as a whole.
26. Economic Map - E) shows the trade, commerce, transport of goods, and economic
conditions of a region.
27. Population Density Map - T) shows the population of a region compared to total
land area.