Introduction to Directions and Time:
North, south, east, and west are the major directions. Directions help us to locate places. These directions do not change when a person changes locations.
North is at the top on most maps. West is the direction in which the sun sets. When facing west, north is to the right, south is to the left, and east is behind. East is the direction in which sun rises. Not everything is directly north, south, east, and west of another point. Ordinal directions refer to the direction found at the point equally between each cardinal direction. Ordinal directions are: northeast (NE), southeast (SE), southwest (SW), and northwest (NW). Ordinal directions are also known as intercardinal directions. we can use north, south, east, and west to locate one place on a map in relationship to another.
Whether a charcoal and parchment treasure map or multi-colored, plastic-coated, trail map, maps tell a story of the world around us. Maps help us to locate places, measure distances, and find where we are on the earth.
- North, South, East, and West are the four main “cardinal” directions.
- On a map, North is at the top, South at the bottom, West to the left, and East to the right.
- Every map has a Map Scalewhich relates distance on the map to the world. For example, one inch equals one mile.
- Using the scale of a map, you can tell the actual distance between two points for real.
- Maps use map symbolsto represent real-world things, such as buildings, trails, roads, bridges, and rivers.
- Maps use colors to share more information. Blue often means water, green means forest, and white means bare land.
- A map has a Legend which lists the symbols it uses and what they mean.
Time is an observed phenomenon, by means of which human beings sense and record changes in the environment and in the universe. The origin of our time system of 24 hours in a day with each hour subdivided into 60 minutes and then 60 seconds. 60 seconds in a minute, 60 minutes in an hour, and 24 hours in a mean solar day.
A calendar is a visual representation of months and days for any given year. Each day really starts at Midnight (12 O’clock at Night) and ends next Midnigh. Seven days together make a week. A week can be any period of seven days. A month is about 30 days long, but some months can be longer or shorter. 12 months together make One Year:
1 Year = 12 Months
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Subject : Evs
Lesson : Directions and Time
Topic: Directions and Time
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