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ElizabethHamm
ElizabethHamm asks:
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what is absolute or relative location in geography for 5th grade?

In Topics: Helping my child with social studies / history
> 60 days ago

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laurenf
laurenf writes:
Hi ElizabethHamm,

Absolute Location describes an object's location, relative to Earth. For instance, latitude and longitude coordinates are an example of Absolute Location.

Relative location is more general and can be used relative to the surroundings of the object. You could say something like, "The post office is South of the diner on main street".

The links below should explain things a lot clearer than me! I hope this helped!

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