23 terms

First Week vocabulary (re-take on Thursday)

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human characteristics
changes to the land that were made by people; example: The Panama Canal
diversity
different and varied
natural resources
things that come from the land like minerals or trees
location
where something is
elevation
the height, or altitude, of a geographical location above a given level, usually sea level
empire
an extensive group of states or countries under a single supreme authority
epidemic
a widespread outbreak of infectious disease; example: smallpox
ethnic
refers to a group of people who have the same language, culture, or religion
colony
made up of a group of people who settle far away from their homeland but still have ties to it
peninsula
a piece of land that is surrounded by water on three sides
physical characteristics
describe the type of land in an area
plateau
a broad area of high, flat land
population density
the number of people living in a specific area
compass rose
Scale key/legend
helps to understand map measurement and symbols
Prime Meridian
Longitude
Equator
Latitude
Cartography
Chronography
Relative
Not the exact location Example: At school
Absolute
The exact location Example: 33 degrees north 112 degrees west
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