Harcourt Social Studies Chapter 1 3rd grade

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community

a group of people who live in the same place

location

the place where communities are found

border

a line that shows where a state or nation ends

intermediate directions

in-between directions that give more exact information about the location of a place

physical features

geographical features-land, water, climate, and plant life

landform

a feature such as a mountain, a valley, a plain, or a hill

plateau

a landform with steep sides and a flat top that rises high into the air

mountain range

a large chain of mountains

valley

a lowland that lies between hills and mountains

coastal plain

low land that lies along an ocean or other large body of water

climate

Overall weather in an area over a long period of time

deserts

dry and usually sandy areas of land without trees

human-made features

things that people add to a landscape

trade

to exchange one thing for another

transportation

the movement of people, goods, and ideas

region

an area with at least one feature that makes it different from other areas

population

number of people

urban

an area that is a city

suburban

a smaller community near the city

rural

an area that has fields, woods, farms and small towns

grid system

a set of lines that cross each other to form boxes

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