6th grade social studies exam guide`

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the title says it all

allah

means "God"

apartheid

people separated because of race

city-state

a city with its own government and owns much land around it

cultural diversity

a wide variety of cultures

cultural diffusion

the movement of customs and ideas from one culture to another

culture

the way of life of people who share similar customs and beliefs

desertification

the changing of fertile land that is too dry for crops

discriminate

to treat people diferently based on religion, race, gender, etc...

domesticate

to adapt wid plants and animals for human use

drought

a long period of time with little or no rain

erode

to wear away slowly

escarpment

a steep cliff about 100 stories high

ethnic group

a group of people who share the same ancestors, religions,languages, customs, culture, etc..

export

to take out of a country

extended family

a family of parents, their kids and other relatives

fasting

to not eat or drink for a period of time

hajj

the journey to mecca for muslims

import

to bring into a country

irrigate

to artificially water crops

kinship

a family relationship

lineage

a group of families with the same ancestor

migrate

to move from one place to another

monastery

a place where priests, nuns,and monks live, work, and study

mosque

islamic church

nationalize

to make a once-private industry under national control

nelson mandela

member of the A.N.C., first black president, spent 28 years in jail

nuclear family

a family of parents and their children

oasis

a fertile place where there is water and vegetation

plateau

a large raised area of mostly level land

pan-africanism

a movement that stressed unity among all africans

pilgrimage

a religion journey for muslims

declaration of faith

declaring belief in god

prayer

reciting prayers 5 times a day

almsgiving

giving a portion of ones wealth to the needy

fasting

not eating or drinking from sunrise to sunset (ramaadan

pilgrimage

making the journey to mecca atleast once in a lifetime

quaran

the holy book for the religion of islam

ra

the egyptian sungod

renaissance

the rebirth of learning and art

sahel

largest tropical desert in the world, covers most of north africa

sharia law

a strict law that says that woman must be fully covered

souqs

an open-air market in algeria

surplus

more than needed

the pyramid

was the first large structure made completely of stone with no mortor

w.e.b. duboise

was an early leader of the pan-african movement

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