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UNIT ONE: Toward Independence

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BUILDING SKILLS -
READING A CLIMATE MAP

LEFT SIDE
PAGE 70

1
WARM UP

When reading a map,
describe the strategy you should use.

  • Read the title of the map to identify the purpose of the map.
  • Read the labels on the map.
  • Study the legend or key to help you understand the symbols used on the map.
  • Read the questions carefully and study the map to find the answers.
  • Ask yourself if there is a pattern.

 
 
 
 
 
 
3
Attach a Copy of the Map on
World Ocean Currents and Surface Temperature Regions.

CLICK
World Surface Temperature and Currents Map
for a LARGER VERSION.

RIGHT SIDE
PAGE 71

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2
OBJECTIVE:
  • Interpret information from a special feature map on the world's ocean currents and surface temperature regions.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4
Answer the following
Comprehension Questions:
  1. Which climate zone or region is the LARGEST in the Worlds?
  2. Which type of ocean current plays an important role in the Indian Ocean?
  3. Which type of ocean current plays an important role on the west coast of South America?
  4. Most of Japan has which type of climate?
  5. Which type of ocean current plays an important role on the east coast of North America?
  6. Greenland experiences which type of climate?