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World Cultures 10th grade Chapter One

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geography
the study of the earth's surface, climate, continents, countries, peoples, industries, and products.
Location
The position of anything on Earth's surface.
Latitude
distance north or south of the Equator, measured in degrees
Longitude
distance east or west of the prime meridian
exports
goods sent out to outside countries
imports
goods brought into country
interdependence
how much a country relys on other countries for goods resources and knowledge
map projections
taking a curved surface and drawing it on a flat map
topography
physical features of a place or region
vegetation
plant life of a place or region
mountains
high steep rugged land above land 2000 ft high
elevation
height above sea level
hills
areas of raised land
plains
large areas of gently rolling land fairly level
plateaus
large areas of high flat or gently rolling land
climate
average weather over a period of 20 to 30 yrs
culture
all the things that make up peoples entire way of life
nuclear family
wife husbuand and kids
extended family
several generations living together in one household
monotheism
belief in one god
polytheism
belief in many gods
democracy
people have supreme power
republic
the people choose someone to represent them
dictatorship
one person or group rules by force
technology
skills and tools people use
diffusion
movement of customs or ideas from one place to another
ethnocentrism
judge other people by the standards of their own culture
racism
one racial group naturally suprerior to another