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4th grade Social Studies definitions 12-37
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The pattern of weather of a certain place over many years.
A measurement of how hot or cold the air is.
The moisture that falls to the ground. It may be in the form of rain, snow, sleet, hail.
The surroundings in which people, plants, and animals live.
A material found in nature that people use.
A natural resource that can be replaced or renewed.
A natural resource that has a limited supply and cannot be replaced
A nonrenewable resource. A natural substance found in the earth that does not come from plants or animals.
A substance or source the makes heat or energy.
Anything that dirties the air, soil, or water.
The careful use of land and natural resources
A person who comes to live in a new land from another place.
The practice of forcing people to work without pay and without freedom.
Beginning with your parents and grandparents, your ancestors are all those in your family born before you.
The number of people who live in an area.
The way of life of a group of people.
The special way a group of people does something.
The history and culture shared by a group of people.
People with a common heritage. Group of people whose ancestors are from the same country or area.
The laws and people that run a country, state, or city.
The plan for our country's government.
core democratic values
The basic beliefs and values of our government.
People pick representatives to run the government.
A person who was born in a country or has earned the right to become a member of that country.
A money people pay to the government.
Where our national government is located.
It is the legislative branch. It creates laws for the whole country.
The person who is head of the executive branch of government. Elected every 4 years.
United States Supreme Court
The highest court in our country. The third branch of our government. It makes sure that our laws follow the Constitution.
Checks and balances
It makes sure that no branch gains too much power.
The way a country uses resources.
Are jobs people do to help others.
People who provide goods and services.
People are free to start and run their own businesses.
A person who starts and runs his or her own business.
The money earned after paying salaries, tools, and other costs.
A person or group who puts money into a business.
The people who buy goods or use services.
The thing that is not chosen when people make a choice between two things they want.
When there is a shortage of a product.
An area with common features that set it apart from other areas.
People in one region depend on those in other regions to help meet their needs.
Moving goods or people from one place to another.