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Culture and Geography

Vocabulary words for Culture and Geography
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Social Studies
A course of study including geography, history, government, and sociology
geography
The study of the earth and its features and of the distribution of life on the earth, including human life and the effects of human activity.
diversity
all of the ways in which people differ, such as age, race, gender, ethnicity, mental and physical abilities, and sexual orientation, education, income, religion, work experience, language skills, geographic location, and family status.
prejudice
A negative attitude toward an entire category of people such as a racial or ethnic minority
stereotype
a very simple, often mistaken, generalization about a group of people
tolerance
being able to respect the opinions, religions and behaviors of others
culture
the total way of life followed by a group of people
culture
is a broad concept that embraces all aspects of human life. It includes everything people learn to do, and have learned to do. Culture shapes our thoughts and actions.
Geographical
One of the Six parts of culture - how people in different areas adapt to their environment
Religious
One of the Six parts of culture - what people believe about the meaning of life and death
Intellectual
One of the Six parts of culture - how people educate themselves, how they write, paint, express, and entertain themselves
Political
One of the Six parts of culture - how people govern themselves, how they make the rules and laws under which they live
Economical
One of the Six parts of culture - how people make their living, how they obtain the things they need and want
Social
One of the Six parts of culture - how people group themselves, ways in which they organize themselves into groups like family and friends
Location
One of the Five Themes of Geography - Where something can be found on Earth. It may be absolute or it may be relative.
Place
One of the Five Themes of Geography - Describes what a location looks like
Human / Environmental Interaction
One of the Five Themes of Geography - How people interact with their environment
Movement
One of the Five Themes of Geography - how people, ideas, and goods move from one place to another
Region
One of the Five Themes of Geography - an area defined by common characteristics
absolute location
exact place on the Earth where something is located, usually measured in latitude and longitude, or a street address
relative location
described by landmarks, time, direction or distance from one place to another and may associate a particular place with another.
physical characteristics
anything in a place that is made in nature (ex. trees, mountains, rocks)
human characteristics
anything in a place that is made by humans (ex. buildings, roads, language)
artifact
An object produced or shaped by humans, especially a tool, weapon, or item of archaeological or historical interest
fossil
a leftover part of an organism from history, such as a skeleton or leaf imprint, preserved in the earth's crust
archaeologist
scientist who studies past cultures and their artifacts
tool
any object or device that is used to accomplish a task
material
One half of culture topic - things or objects
non-material
One half of culture topic - beliefs, actions, ideas
scavenger
a person who finds food by taking it from an animal that is already dead