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7th grade ss unit 1
Terms in this set (24)
the variety of plants and animals living in one area. The term can also mean the great variety of all things on earth
the process by which carbon and oxygen cycle among plants, people and animals, and the environment
removing or clearing away the trees from a forest. This process is often done to clear land for farming or ranching.
using resources in ways that meet the needs of people today without hurting the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. This means finding ways to use resources without using them up
worsening economic conditions in the countryside, including rising unemployment and growing poverty. Rural decline drives migration to cities
the movement of people from rural to urban areas, resulting in the growth of urban areas
standard of living
the overall level of comfort and well-being of a group or a country. People in developed countries generally have a higher standard of living than people in developing countries.
the unequal distribution of wealth or resources in a geographic area, so that some places are richer than others
a geographic area that includes all of the land and waterways that drain into a body of water. Sometimes a watershed is also called a drainage basin.
natives of an area who have been conquered or dominated by others who came later. native american tribes, such as the Cherokees and Navaho, are indigenous peoples.
customs and ways of life handed down from ancestors
a geographic area that includes all the rivers and streams that flow into a lake or sea
great lakes food chain
insects feed on the algae and plants that grow in the Great Lakes. Tiny fish eat the insects. Larger fish feed on the small fish. Eagles and otters eat the larger fish
the sea lamprey and zebra mussel are part of which of these Great Lakes ecosystem problems.
the movement of large numbers of people to cities is known as
which of these is a major cause of rural decline in Mexico
poverty and unemployment
which of these is a major effect of rural decline in Mexico
which of these is the most important reason that farm families come to Mexico city
mayan judges often require a person who does something wrong to another person
make things better by paying restitution
which term describes a group that has lived in an area since before it was taken over by outsiders
how have mayan markets adapted to the modern world
Money has replaced barter
Rainforests are nicknamed "the lungs of the Earth" because of their role in
which of the following would groups who want sustainable development in the Amazon rainforest most likely support.
the use of rainforest resources without destroying them
which group is most responsible for responsible for deforestation of the rainforest