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5th Grade Social Studies

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Chronological Order
(Time Order) Events are arranged in the order in which they happened
Timeline
Line marked off with a series of events and their dates
Multiple-tier timeline
A timeline with more than one line of events occurring in the same period
Western Hemisphere
North and South America
Aztec
Tenochtitlan; ruled most of present-day Mexico; pyramids; wandering warriors; chinampas
Inca
Was located in the Andes Mountains in South America
Farmed by using a technique called terrace farming
Used llamas as transportation
Built suspension bridges
Maya
The major classical civilization of Mesoamerica; flourished from 250 to 900 C.E.
Known for temples/pyramids
Calendar
Mississippian
The last mound builder culture;
large cities lead by chief
Equator
0 degrees latitude
An imaginary line that circles Earth halfway between the North and South poles.
Imaginary line that splits earth into Northern and Southern hemispheres
Prime Meridian
0 degrees longitude, splits east and west hemispheres
the imaginary line that runs from the North Pole to the South Pole through Greenwich, England
Globe
a round model of the Earth