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Harcourt Social Studies Chapter 1 3rd grade

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community
a group of people who live in the same place
location
the place where communities are found
border
a line that shows where a state or nation ends
intermediate directions
in-between directions that give more exact information about the location of a place
physical features
geographical features-land, water, climate, and plant life
landform
a feature such as a mountain, a valley, a plain, or a hill
plateau
a landform with steep sides and a flat top that rises high into the air
mountain range
a large chain of mountains
valley
a lowland that lies between hills and mountains
coastal plain
low land that lies along an ocean or other large body of water
climate
Overall weather in an area over a long period of time
deserts
dry and usually sandy areas of land without trees
human-made features
things that people add to a landscape
trade
to exchange one thing for another
transportation
the movement of people, goods, and ideas
region
an area with at least one feature that makes it different from other areas
population
number of people
urban
an area that is a city
suburban
a smaller community near the city
rural
an area that has fields, woods, farms and small towns
grid system
a set of lines that cross each other to form boxes

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