North America Unit Terms

Vocabulary words for North America Unit
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Canals
artificial waterway
Telecommunications
electronic communications
Free Enterprise
economic system that allows individuals to own businesses
Metropolitan area
a major city and its surrounding suburbs
Hierarchy
rank according to function
Hinterlands
area served by a metropolitan
Shield
the large core of very old rock that lies at the base of each continent.
Glaciers
a huge, slow moving sheet of ice
Plains
flat, treeless area of land
Archipelago
a group of islands
Continental Divide
a boundary or area of high ground that separates rivers flowing towards opposite sides
Cordillera
a related set of separate mountain ranges
Prairie
a temperate grassland
Permafrost
a layer of soil below the earth's surface that is permanently frozen
Environment
your surroundings