14 terms

Social Studies 5th Grade

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latitude
Distance north or south of the equator measured in degrees
longitude
Distance east or west of the prime meridian measured in degrees
migrate
move from one place to another
environment
Climate and landscape that surround living things
natural resources
Materials or substances such as minerals, forests, water, and fertile land that occur in nature and can be used for economic gain
adaptation
Changing to fit new conditions to survive an environment
cultures
groups of people with the same ways of living, such as same religion.
mesa
a flat-topped, rocky hill with steeply sloping sides that looks like a table
gorges
canyons
government
the organization that makes the laws in a country, state or community (town) and has the power to enforce them.
archeologist
scientist who studies objects left long ago and studies past cultures
compass
instrument that helps you find direction (north, south, east, west)
conquistadors
Spanish soldiers and explorers who led military expeditions in the Americas and captured land for Spain
cash-crop
grow crops and raise livestock to sell

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