Relative Location - Chiles Social Studies

Warm - Up (9/15)
Please pick up the Absolute Location Sheet from the side
table and begin answering the 10 questions
Location!
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)
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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
Plotting Location
• What city is
located at 34
degrees S, 70
degrees W?
• What
country is
located at 0
degrees and
80 degrees
West?
RELATIVE LOCATION
• Relative location describes the spatial
relationships between and among
places
• Where something is in relationship to
something else
Relative Location
• With “Absolute” location we used latitude and
longitude to give us a more precise location. When we
deal with relative location we’re simply using the
compass rose.
• Relative location is really just a broad statement in
which we’ll use Cardinal and Intermediate directions to
give people general idea of where we’re talking about.
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
English poems

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