3rd Grade Social Studies Communities Unit 1 Study Guide

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Community

A place where people live, work, and play.

Rural

A place that is not that far away from an urban community. It will have a little more space between houses.

Geography

The study of Earth and the way people and animals live on it.

Urban

Relating to a city and it's surrounding communities.

Natural Resource

A material found in nature that people use.

Suburban

A community near a large city.

Commute

To travel a distance to and from work.

Equator

An imaginary line around the Earth half way between the North and South Pole.

Globe

A round model of the world.

Transportation

A way of getting from one place to another.

What are the 5 regions of the United States?

Midwest, Southwest, Northeast, West and Southwest

Plateau

High flat area that rises steeply above the surrounding land.

Plain

Large area of flat land.

Mountain

High landform with steep sides. Higher than a hill.

Peninsula

Land that has water on all sides but one.

Hill

Rounded raised land form not as high as a mountain.

Valley

Area of low land between hills or mountains.

Canyon

Deep river valley with steep sides.

Island

Land that is surrounded on all sides by water.

Volcano

Mountainous vent into the earth's crust.

Renewable resource

Can be replaced, more is made quickly. Example: Leaves

NonRenewable resources

Can not be replaced, the Earth doesn't make more quickly. Example: oil

What are 3 different types of communities

Urban, rural, suburban

What is a capital?

A city where a country or state has it's government offices.

What is the capital of Illinois?

Springfield

If residents commute back and forth from the suburbs to the city, they must use different types of transportation. List three different types of transportation a commuter might use.

car, train, boat

Illinois is located in what region of the U.S?

The midwest

Much of the midwest is flat land which is good for farming. What is this flat land called?

The Plains

The Southwest region has many ________.

Plateaus

Our countries tallest mountains are in the ______, but other regions have mountains too.

West

People that live in communities that may have dangerous weather ______________ to keep safe.

adapted

How do people adapt to the climate where they live?

If you live in a snowy place, you adapted by wearing snow boots and jackets.

A map is always much smaller than the place it shows. So a map uses a ________ to show the real distances between two places on a map.

map scale

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