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Social Studies End of Year Quizlet

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equator
defined as an imaginary line drawn on the Earth and spaced equally between the North and South Pole. latitude line of 0°.
continent
any of the world's main continuous expanses of land (Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, South America).
How to determine climate using location?
closer to the equator generally the warmer the climate
Aztec religion characteristic
sacrificed people to honor the gods
Maya Invention characteristic
invented an accurate 365 day calendar, writing system
Southwest U.S. Region climate characteristic
Very hot and dry with little precipitation for much of the year
Inca Building Characteristic
Built roads that helped delivered messages across the empire
Western Hemisphere
a geographical term for the half of the earth that lies west of the prime meridian
Eastern Hemisphere
a geographical term for the half of the earth that is east of the prime meridian
line of latitude measuring 0 degrees
Equator
line of longitude measuring 0 degrees
Prime Meridian
clothing characteristic of Woodlands Indians
clothing made from deer skin
land form characteristic of Plains Indians
located in flat, grassy land fairly dry
housing characteristic of Southwest Indians
live in pueblos made of clay
food characteristic of Northwest Indians
Has a wealth of natural resources, does not have to farm
productive resources
the natural resources, capital, and human resources needed to start a business
example of a capital resource
oven
example of a human resource
cook
example of a natural resource
heating oil
example of a good
a spatula
example of a service
a waitress at a restaurant
tropical
warm climate all year long close to the equator
polar
cold climate all year long far from the equator, closer to the north or south poles
temperate
climate that is neither extremely hot or extremely cold, area generally located in between the poles and equator
natural resources
materials or substances such as minerals, forests, water, and fertile land that occur in nature and can be used for economic gain.
capital resources
tools and equipment made and used to produce other goods and services
human resources
the workers or employees in a business
specialization
when a business concentrates on becoming skilled in producing one type of product
Northeast U.S. Region population characteristic
location of the city with the most population, New York City
Southeast U.S. Region Economics characteristic
grows oranges, cotton, and rice
West U.S. Region Land form characteristic
where the Rocky Mountains are located
Midwest U.S. Region Cultural characteristic
settled first by German, Swedish farmers