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3rd Grade Social Studies Communities Unit 1 Study Guide

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Community
A place where people live, work, and play.
Rural
A place that is not that far away from an urban community. It will have a little more space between houses.
Geography
The study of Earth and the way people and animals live on it.
Urban
Relating to a city and it's surrounding communities.
Natural Resource
A material found in nature that people use.
Suburban
A community near a large city.
Commute
To travel a distance to and from work.
Equator
An imaginary line around the Earth half way between the North and South Pole.
Globe
A round model of the world.
Transportation
A way of getting from one place to another.
What are the 5 regions of the United States?
Midwest, Southwest, Northeast, West and Southwest
Plateau
High flat area that rises steeply above the surrounding land.
Plain
Large area of flat land.
Mountain
High landform with steep sides. Higher than a hill.
Peninsula
Land that has water on all sides but one.
Hill
Rounded raised land form not as high as a mountain.
Valley
Area of low land between hills or mountains.
Canyon
Deep river valley with steep sides.
Island
Land that is surrounded on all sides by water.
Volcano
Mountainous vent into the earth's crust.
Renewable resource
Can be replaced, more is made quickly. Example: Leaves
NonRenewable resources
Can not be replaced, the Earth doesn't make more quickly. Example: oil
What are 3 different types of communities
Urban, rural, suburban
What is a capital?
A city where a country or state has it's government offices.
What is the capital of Illinois?
Springfield
If residents commute back and forth from the suburbs to the city, they must use different types of transportation. List three different types of transportation a commuter might use.
car, train, boat
Illinois is located in what region of the U.S?
The midwest
Much of the midwest is flat land which is good for farming. What is this flat land called?
The Plains
The Southwest region has many ________.
Plateaus
Our countries tallest mountains are in the ______, but other regions have mountains too.
West
People that live in communities that may have dangerous weather ______________ to keep safe.
adapted
How do people adapt to the climate where they live?
If you live in a snowy place, you adapted by wearing snow boots and jackets.
A map is always much smaller than the place it shows. So a map uses a ________ to show the real distances between two places on a map.
map scale