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Social Studies Chapter 1
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The study of Earth and the way people, plants, and animals use it.
One of Earth's seven great bodies of land-Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America.
A natural feature on Earth's surface.
The low land between hills or mountains, often with a river.
A large area of flat land, higher than the surrounding country.
A huge sheet of ice that moves slowly across the land.
An area with common features that set it apart from other areas.
Something found in the environment that people can use.
A measure of the distance on Earth north or south of the equator.
A measure of distance on Earth east or west of the prime meridian.
The crisscrossing lines of latitude and longitude on a map or globe.
A unit for measuring distance on Earth's surface.
A line of latitude.
A line of longitude.
Products which are bought and sold in trade.
The place where a river begins.
A small river that flows into a larger river.
The place where a river empties into another body of water.
An imaginary line which separates states and countries.
A line or physical feature that shows where one place ends and another begins.
A sheltered body of water along a coast where boats can dock.
The land along a body of water.
The condition of the air at a certain time in a certain place, including temperature, precipitation, and wind.
The pattern of weather of a certain place over many years
A measurement of how hot or cold something is, often the air.
The height of land where it meets the sea.
The height of land above sea level.
Moisture that falls as rain, snow, sleet, or hail.
The surrounding in which people, plants, or animals live.
A natural resource that can be replaced.
A natural resource that cannot be replaced.
The careful use of natural resources.
An ore or other resource which must be changed for use in an economy.
The way a country or other place uses or produces natural resources, goods, and services.