Hamlett: Unit 1 Intro. to Social Studies

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Includes vocabulary from Unit 1.

geography

the study of people, their environments, and their resources

latitude

the distance north or south from the equator

longitude

distance east or west from the Prime Meridian

natural resources

materials that humans take from the environment to survive and satisfy their needs

climate

the average weather of a place over a period of 20-30 years

primary source

firstthand information about people or events

secondary source

an account provided after the fact by people who did not directly witness or participate in the event

authenticity

the quality or condition of being genuine

bias

a leaning toward or against a certain person, group, or idea

artifact

objects made by humans

archeology

the study of evidence left by early peoples in order to find out about their way of life

culture

an entire way of life developed by a group of people

chronology

the sequence of events over time

economics

the study of how people manage limited resources to satisfy their wants and needs

political science

the study of government

anthropology

the study of how people and cultures develop

sociology

the study of how people behave in groups

psychology

the study of how people think and behave

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