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Hamlett: Unit 1 Intro. to Social Studies

Includes vocabulary from Unit 1.
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geography
the study of people, their environments, and their resources
latitude
the distance north or south from the equator
longitude
distance east or west from the Prime Meridian
natural resources
materials that humans take from the environment to survive and satisfy their needs
climate
the average weather of a place over a period of 20-30 years
primary source
firstthand information about people or events
secondary source
an account provided after the fact by people who did not directly witness or participate in the event
authenticity
the quality or condition of being genuine
bias
a leaning toward or against a certain person, group, or idea
artifact
objects made by humans
archeology
the study of evidence left by early peoples in order to find out about their way of life
culture
an entire way of life developed by a group of people
chronology
the sequence of events over time
economics
the study of how people manage limited resources to satisfy their wants and needs
political science
the study of government
anthropology
the study of how people and cultures develop
sociology
the study of how people behave in groups
psychology
the study of how people think and behave