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5th Grade Social Studies

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North America
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Europe
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Asia
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Africa
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South America
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Australia
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Antarctica
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Pacific Ocean
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Atlantic Ocean
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Southern Ocean
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Indian Ocean
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Arctic Ocean
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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
Latitude
Distance north or south of the Equator, measured in degrees.
Longitude
Distance east or west of the prime meridian, measured in degrees
Hemisphere
half of the earth
continent
one of the large landmasses of the earth
North Pole
90 degrees north latitude
South Pole
90 degrees South latitude
Climate
The average yearly temperature, precipitation, winds, and clouds in an area.
Population
All the inhabitants of a particular town, area, or country
economics
The study of how people seek to satisfy their needs and wants by making choices
Culture
Beliefs, customs, and traditions of a specific group of people.
Region
An area defined by a feature or characteristic
Landform
A natural land shape or feature
Modify
To change
Adapt
To change to fit new conditions
human activities
things humans do that impact the environment
physical environment
the landforms and climate of a region
Push factor
Something that encourages people to leave a place behind
Pull Factor
A factor that draws or attracts people to another location
Immigration
the action of coming to live permanently in a foreign country.
Migration
A movement from one country or region to another

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