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Chapter 2, Lesson 3: Studying Globes and Maps (pp. 41-47)

I. Finding Location in the World

II. Globes to Maps

    A. A map projection is a drawing of the earth's curved surfaces on a flat surface.

    B. Different projections distort the sizes of land and water.

    C. The Robinson projection is a more accurate projection than others.

III. The Language of Maps

    A. Map titles often tell the purpose or content of the map.

    B. Map legends explain the meanings of lines, drawings, symbols, and colors.

    C. Map scales help measure distance between places on a map.

    D. A compass rose uses one or more arrows to show direction on a map.

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