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These are the physical and cultural geography terms from our text book pages 22-31, along with the Five Themes and Map Components Terms.

Physical Geography

The study of the earth's surface


All of the surroundings of a place


Physical features of the earth


The kind of weather a place has over a long period of time


The height above sea level

Natural Resources

The materials found in nature that people can use, such as water, air, soil and animals


Plant life

Cultural Geography

The study of the way of life of people


The way of life for a group of people, including their beliefs, customs, rules, and ways of relating to each other.

Ethnic Group

A group of people who share a language, history, and/or place of origin


The practices from the past that people continue to observe


How goods, people, information and animals move from place to place.


Finding either the exact or relative location of a place or person.


Comparing the natural and man-made features of an area, to determine its uniqueness.


An area with common features that sets it apart from another area.

Human-Environment Interaction (H-E I)

How the environment is influenced and influences humans.


An imaginary line that circles the earth halfway between the North and South Pole @ O degrees.


Large body of land (7 on earth) Asia, North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Australia, and Antarctica.


Half of the earth. Four in the world: Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western.

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