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4th Grade Study Guide for Social Studies Chapter 1
Terms in this set (17)
the study of people and places on Earth
a process of wearing away rock and soil
an area with a low center surrounded by higher land
exact spot on Earth where a place can be found
Lines of longitude are called
an area that shares one or more features
0 degrees latitude
allows you to measure distances on a map
5 themes of geography
Place, Region, Location, Movement, and relationships within places
Great Salt Lake
It is the largest inland body of salt water. It is saltier than the ocean because water evaporates quickly leaving the minerals.
are caused by movement of tectonic plates
Forces that shape earth's land
movement of tectonic plates, water and wind erosion, movement of glaciers, and melted rock from volcanoes that form mountains.
Central plains, Rocky Mountains, and Coastal Ranges
3 Bodies of Water
Lakes, Rivers and Oceans
Why did Louisville grow on a river?
Louisville was the stopping place because of the falls of the Ohio. People had to get out of the river to move goods. People decided to build there because it was easy trade and people had to stop anyway.
Why is it important to learn Geography?
It is important to know about other people and places on earth. We need to know so we can grow better crops and adapt to our environment. It is also important to learn about other people's culture.
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