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Kentucky History

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Stephen Collins Foster
United States songwriter whose songs embody the sentiment of the South before the American Civil War (1826-1864)
John Rowan
Owned Federal Hill, otherwise known as My Old Kentucky Home
Thomas D. Clark
Kentucky historian
commonwealth
a state set up for the common good of all the people
symbol
something that represents something else
artifact
things that people made or used in the past
culture
describes the things that make up our daily lives
document preservation
keeping old papers in good condition
evidence
clues that historians study
historian
detectives who study what has happened in the past
oral history
history passed down by word of mouth
point of view
an opinion
primary source
an original source that informs directly, not through another person's explanation or interpretation
secondary source
information gathered by someone who did not take part in or witness an event
character
good or bad traits of a person
prejudice
judging people before you know very much about them
stereotype
a label used to unfairly describe a group of people
degree
a unit of measure for circles and angles
equator
the latitude line that runs around the middle of the Earth
exact location
describes the specific spot where something can be found
geography
the study of the land, water, plants, animals and people of a place
grid
formed by invisible lines of latitude and longitude all over the Earth
hemisphere
half the Earth
latitude
an imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator
longitude
an imaginary great circle on the surface of the earth passing through the north and south poles at right angles to the equator
prime meridian
meridian at zero degree longitude from which east and west are reckoned (usually the Greenwich longitude in England)
relative location
the position of a place in relation to another place
climate
Overall weather in an area over a long period of time
elevation
distance of something above a reference point (such as sea level)
human feature
things people build
natural feature
things that occur naturally
precipitation
water in the form of rain, sleet, hail, snow
cash crop
Farm crop raised to be sold for money
harbor
a sheltered port where ships can take on or discharge cargo
humid
having a large amount of water or moisture in the air
prairie
a treeless grassy plain
region
a group of places that have something in common
surveyor
a person who measures land
tornado
a powerful funnel-shaped column of spiraling air
floodwall
concrete walls built around cities or towns to keep the water out.
generate
produce (energy)
generator
gathers the energy created by the spinning turbines and changes it into electricity
geologist
scientists who study the soil and rocks to see how Earth was formed
irrigate
to bring water to a dry place in order to grow crops
karst
a type of limestone that dissolves easily
levee
en embankment that prevents a river from overflowing
man-made
artificial, not naturally made (...object)
limestone
a soft white rock formed from sediment
sediment
tiny bits of dirt and sand carried in the water
turbine
fans that spin very fast (powered by water) to create energy that in turn creates electricity