Finding Your Spot in the World

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Transcript Finding Your Spot in the World

Finding Your Spot in the World
What is a globe?
What is a map?
What is the purpose of
using a map?
Can you locate your
school on a map?
Let me show you
where I have lived.
What is a Globe?
A globe is a three-dimensional scale model of Earth or other spheroid
celestial body such as a planet, star, or moon.
The earliest known globe was constructed by the Greek scholar Crates
of Mallus in modern-day Turkey around 150 BCE.
The Unisphere, in Queens, New York, at 120 feet (36.6 meters) in
diameter, is the world's largest global structure.
What is a map?
A map is a visual representation of an area—a symbolic depiction
highlighting relationships between elements of that space such as
objects, regions, and themes.
Cartography, or map-making is the study, and often practice of crafting
representations of the Earth upon a flat surface, and one who makes
maps is called a cartographer.
There are many different types of maps. For example, there are world
maps, country maps, state maps, county maps, city maps, and street
What other types of maps can you think of?
What is the purpose of using a map?
Although most commonly used to depict geography, maps may
represent any space, real or imagined.
Road maps are perhaps the most widely used maps today, and form a
subset of navigational maps, such as hiking and bicycling maps.
Navigation is the art and science of determining one's position so as to
safely travel to a desired destination.
When have you used a map?
Let’s look at the
types of maps.
Country Map
State Map of Texas
County Map of Texas
Satellite Map of Fort Worth, Texas
Street Map
Who knows what this map is?
So, how did I get to where I am today?
My mother was born in
Ardmore, Oklahoma
My dad was born in
Itasca, Texas
Both families move to
Mineral Wells, Texas
And that is where I was born!
After graduating from high school……..
I moved to Fort Worth
Where I now live
This is my Spot in the World
When I want to know directions from one
place to another place,
I use Yahoo Maps
Where is your Spot in the World?