# Tag: Jamaica’s Location Grade 4

## Map Symbols

In this post we will look at some generic map symbols. The map symbols presented here will be symbols you will be able to identify on any kind of map (whether it be a world, country or town map). Hospital/Health Centre The background of this “H” symbol can be represented in black instead of blue. Sometimes…...

## Jamaica’s Nearest Caribbean Neighbours

Here is a map of the Caribbean. If you examine it closely you will be able to see that the closest countries to us are: Cuba (90 mile north of Jamaica); Haiti (120 miles coast to coast); and the Cayman Islands (270 miles coast to coast). Read more →...

## Our Parishes and Counties

You can refer to the post about Jamaica’s Parishes and Capitals and the post about Jamaica’s Counties and Parishes to refresh your memory before diving into this post. When the Spanish relinquished control of Jamaica to the British, Sir Thomas Modyford who was Governor at the time, divided Jamaica into 7 parishes. These were located mainly to…...

## Jamaica’s Physical Features Quiz

This quiz will test your knowledge on Jamaica’s physical features. Before you start look through your textbooks or notes from class to refresh your memory. Remember this quiz is not timed. Take your time and do your best!   Read more →...

## Identify Jamaica’s Location using Latitude and Longitude

Before reading this post be sure to check out Latitude and Longitude. Now every country represented on the map can be found and their location described using Latitude and Longitude. Now recall that degrees of latitude are measured 0 degrees to 90 degrees north to south in relation to the equator. This means that when…...

## Latitude and Longitude

What is Latitude? Look at this map below. Do you see the horizontal lines running from west to east? These are the lines of latitude. They are also known as parallels since they are parallel to, and of equal distance from each other. Degrees of latitude are numbered 0 degrees to 90 degrees from north…...

## Cardinal Points: Part 2

Before reading this lesson be sure to review “Cardinal Points: Part 1“. Okay! Remember that the four main cardinal points are:        and they are represented on the compass rose like this: In between the main cardinal points on the compass rose are even more points that indicate directions. These are called the Inter-cardinal…...

## Cardinal Points: Part 1

The cardinal points refer to forms of direction. They they are:                                                   They can tell you where you are and the which direction you need to go. These four points are represented on a compass rose.…...