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10 terms
Social Studies- physical geography vocabulary
weathering
erosion
sediment
glaciers
to change the appearance of something by a long exposure to a…
action of surface process that remove soil, rock, or dissolve…
a naturally occurring material that is broken down by a proce…
a persistent body of dense ice that is constantly moving unde…
weathering
to change the appearance of something by a long exposure to a…
erosion
action of surface process that remove soil, rock, or dissolve…
11 terms
Social Studies - Physical Geography Vocabulary
Plateau
Elevation
Delta
Rift
A large, elevated piece of flat land
The height of land above sea level
A triangular shaped plain at the mouth of a river
A deep trench
Plateau
A large, elevated piece of flat land
Elevation
The height of land above sea level
20 terms
Social Studies Geography and Physical Vocabulary
Tropics
Highlands
Plateau
Escarpment
Area between the Tropic of Cancer and the tropic of capricorn
A mountainous or hilly section of an area
Flat elevated land; highland
A steep cliff; part of a plateau
Tropics
Area between the Tropic of Cancer and the tropic of capricorn
Highlands
A mountainous or hilly section of an area
24 terms
Social Studies: Physical Geography of Europe
Alps
Apennine Mts.
Elbe River
Hungarian Plain
Europe's Largest Mountain system
The chain of mountains that runs through peninsular Italy
a river in central Europe that arises in northwestern Czechos…
Fertile area near carpathian mountains
Alps
Europe's Largest Mountain system
Apennine Mts.
The chain of mountains that runs through peninsular Italy
12 terms
Social Studies China Physical Geography Vocabulary
Terraces
Multiple Farming
Basin
Arable
Horizontal ridges built into the slopes of steep hillside to…
A type of agriculture in which two or three crops are raised…
Regions surrounded by mountains or higher land.
Land suitable for growing crops.
Terraces
Horizontal ridges built into the slopes of steep hillside to…
Multiple Farming
A type of agriculture in which two or three crops are raised…
24 terms
Social Studies: Physical Geography of Europe
Alps
Apennine Mts.
Elbe River
Hungarian Plain
Europe's Largest Mountain system
The chain of mountains that runs through peninsular Italy
a river in central Europe that arises in northwestern Czechos…
Fertile area near carpathian mountains
Alps
Europe's Largest Mountain system
Apennine Mts.
The chain of mountains that runs through peninsular Italy
19 terms
Social Studies:Physical Geography
Archipelago
Basin
Bay
Delta
chain of islands. Indonesia and Philippines
bowl in the surface normally filled with water
water surrounded by land( provides shelter from harsh weather…
plain at the mouth of river. Rivers deposit sediments in delt…
Archipelago
chain of islands. Indonesia and Philippines
Basin
bowl in the surface normally filled with water
18 terms
Social studies physical geography
Landforms
Boundary
Weathering
Erosion
A shape on the planets surface, such as a mountain, valley, p…
A border between two tectonic plates
The process by which rock is broken down into smaller pieces
The movement of sediment from lodging to another
Landforms
A shape on the planets surface, such as a mountain, valley, p…
Boundary
A border between two tectonic plates
9 terms
Social Studies Geography Vocabulary
map
compass rose
cardinal directions
intermediate directions
a diagram on a piece of paper that represents a smaller porti…
a part of a map that shows directions using symbols
one of the main directions on a map; north, south, east, and…
directions which include northeast, northwest, southeast, and…
map
a diagram on a piece of paper that represents a smaller porti…
compass rose
a part of a map that shows directions using symbols
23 terms
Social Studies Vocabulary 2: The Earth's Physical Geography
globe
scale
distortion
projection
a round model of Earth that shows the continents and oceans i…
the size of an area on a map as compared with the area's actu…
a misrepresentation of the true shape; each map projection us…
a representation of the Earth's rounded surface on a flat pie…
globe
a round model of Earth that shows the continents and oceans i…
scale
the size of an area on a map as compared with the area's actu…
15 terms
7th Grade Social Studies Physical Geography
arable land
Asia Brown Cloud
Climate
Desertification
land that is farmable and able to grow crops
layer of air pollution covering parts of southeast Asia
the weather in an area over an extended period of time; usual…
the process of arable land turning into desert due to overgra…
arable land
land that is farmable and able to grow crops
Asia Brown Cloud
layer of air pollution covering parts of southeast Asia
18 terms
Social Studies Human and Physical Geography
HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY
ABSOLUTE LOCATION
RELATIVE LOCATION
STUDY OF THE LANDSCAPE AND ECONOMY
THE STUDY OF THE PHYSICAL FEATURES IN A CERTAIN REGION
A SPECIFIC DESCRIPTION OF WHERE A PLACE IS LOCATED. IT IS OFT…
A GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF WHERE A PLACE IS LOCATED; THIS IS OF…
HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
STUDY OF THE LANDSCAPE AND ECONOMY
PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY
THE STUDY OF THE PHYSICAL FEATURES IN A CERTAIN REGION
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Social Studies Vocabulary: Geography
Hemisphere
Continent
Longitude and Latitude
Country
Half of the Earth
Any of the world's main continuous expanses of land (Africa,…
Lines used to determine the absolute location of places on ea…
A nation with its own government, occupying a particular terr…
Hemisphere
Half of the Earth
Continent
Any of the world's main continuous expanses of land (Africa,…
27 terms
Social Studies Chapter 3 Our Physical Geography
Geographic Tools
Continents
Hemisphere
Equator
Maps and globes can tell us where a place is and what it migh…
Large land masses.
Earth can be divided into halves called Hemispheres.
An imaginary line that is halfway between the North Pole and…
Geographic Tools
Maps and globes can tell us where a place is and what it migh…
Continents
Large land masses.
15 terms
Social Studies Geography Vocabulary
climate
continent
region
equator
Seasonal pattern of weather conditions in an area over many y…
Large land mass
A place with similar charac... A territory that encompasses many…
An imaginary line around the Earth forming the great circle t…
climate
Seasonal pattern of weather conditions in an area over many y…
continent
Large land mass
12 terms
social studies Physical Geography of Latin America
cape horn
Andes mountains
isthmus of panama
Rio grande
cape horn
Andes mountains
17 terms
Social Studies Chapter 4: Physical Geography of the United States and Canada vocabulary
Contiguous
Megalopolis
Prairie
Cordillera
joined together inside a common boundary
huge urban area made up of several large cities and nearby co…
rolling inland grassland region with fertile soil
region of parallel mountain chains
Contiguous
joined together inside a common boundary
Megalopolis
huge urban area made up of several large cities and nearby co…
12 terms
Social Studies Physical Geography Terms
Glaciation
Loess
Dikes
Polders
process in which glaciers form and spread; changed by land fo…
fine, rich, wind-borne soil left by glaciers; made by cold wi…
large banks of earth and stone to hold back water; natural da…
new reclaimed land from sea which was once drained and kept d…
Glaciation
process in which glaciers form and spread; changed by land fo…
Loess
fine, rich, wind-borne soil left by glaciers; made by cold wi…
20 terms
Social Studies Geography Vocabulary
geography
latitude
Equator
hemisphere
the study of the Earth and its peoples, places, and environme…
the lines on a map that run east to west; they measure the di…
the starting point for measuring latitude
each half of Earth
geography
the study of the Earth and its peoples, places, and environme…
latitude
the lines on a map that run east to west; they measure the di…
15 terms
Social Studies Geography vocabulary
geography
absolute location
relative location
physical features
the study of Earth and its people
the exact spot on Earth where a geographic feature is found
where a feature is in relation to other features (landmarks)…
landforms, plants, animals, bodies of water and weather patte…
geography
the study of Earth and its people
absolute location
the exact spot on Earth where a geographic feature is found
10 terms
Social Studies / Geography Vocabulary
Map Scale
Cardinal Directions
Intermediate Directions
Relative location
Shows the relationship between a unit of length on a map and…
North, South, East, West shown on a map
Direction in the middle of two cardinal directions such as no…
Where something can be found in relation to another place.
Map Scale
Shows the relationship between a unit of length on a map and…
Cardinal Directions
North, South, East, West shown on a map
26 terms
Social Studies Physical Geography Terms
Plain
Plateau
Isthmus
Peninsula
A nearly flat area of land on the Earth's surface
A flat landmass that is higher than the surrounding land, wit…
A narrow strip of land with water on each side that is joinin…
A strip of land that juts out into a large body of water
Plain
A nearly flat area of land on the Earth's surface
Plateau
A flat landmass that is higher than the surrounding land, wit…
28 terms
Social studies - Physical geography 5014
physical geography
Archipelago
Basin
Bay
is the study of the natural features of the earth
a chain of islands, such as the islands that largely comprise…
a geographic depression, often filled with water
a body of water partially surrounded by land. The land provid…
physical geography
is the study of the natural features of the earth
Archipelago
a chain of islands, such as the islands that largely comprise…
45 terms
Social Studies Canada Physical Geography
British Columbia
Alberta
Saskatchewan
Manitoba
Victoria
Edmonton
Regina
Winnipeg
British Columbia
Victoria
Alberta
Edmonton
13 terms
Social Studies Geography Vocabulary
Pinetops
North Carolina
North America
Edgecombe County
Our school is located in this town.
We live in this state.
The continent that we live on.
The city of Pinetops is located in this county.
Pinetops
Our school is located in this town.
North Carolina
We live in this state.
31 terms
5th Grade Social Studies-Physical Geography Unit 1
Continent
Geography
Hemisphere
Landforms
A very large body of land
Is the study of the earth and how people live on earth and us…
Half of the Earth or globe. The four hemispheres are Northern…
the different shapes on Earth's surface, such as hills, mount…
Continent
A very large body of land
Geography
Is the study of the earth and how people live on earth and us…
8 terms
social studies africa physical geography
elevation
landlocked country
oasis
nomads
height of land above sea level
a country that is not surrounded by water at any side
fertile place in desert where there is water and vegetation
a person who has no permanent settled home and instead moves…
elevation
height of land above sea level
landlocked country
a country that is not surrounded by water at any side
12 terms
Social Studies Vocabulary Physical Geography Of Europe (pg.10-32)
Population Density
Peninsula
Plateau
Tributary
The average number of people living in a square mile or squar…
A land area nearly surround by water.
A large raised area of mostly level land boarded on one or mo…
A river or stream that flows into a larger river.
Population Density
The average number of people living in a square mile or squar…
Peninsula
A land area nearly surround by water.
25 terms
Sage: Social Studies: Chapter 3 Our Physical Geography
geographic tool
continent
hemisphere
equator
a tool that tells where a place is and what it looks like
one of the seven large land areas on Earth
half of the globe when it is divided into either northern and…
on a map or globe , a line that appears halfway between the N…
geographic tool
a tool that tells where a place is and what it looks like
continent
one of the seven large land areas on Earth
8 terms
Ch. 5 Social Studies Physical Geography
scott made heidi eat onions
great lakes
superior, michigan, huron, erie, ontario
Appalachian mountains
saying to remember The Great Lakes
the largest group of freshwater lakes in the world
Name the 5 lakes in U.S. in order
A mountain range that stretches from eastern Canada south to…
scott made heidi eat onions
saying to remember The Great Lakes
great lakes
the largest group of freshwater lakes in the world
12 terms
social studies geography vocabulary
map
geography
compass rose
globe
a flat drawing that shows all or part of the Earth
the study of everything on planet Earth
shows the directions north, south, east, and west on a map
a spherical, or ball-shaped, model of the Earth
map
a flat drawing that shows all or part of the Earth
geography
the study of everything on planet Earth
20 terms
Social Studies-Geography Vocabulary
Continent
Region
Aquifer
Erosion
one of the large landmasses of the earth
a large location on the surface of the earth
underground bed or layer yielding groundwater for wells and s…
the mechanical process of wearing or grinding something down…
Continent
one of the large landmasses of the earth
Region
a large location on the surface of the earth
10 terms
Social Studies Geography Review Vocabulary
primary source
secondary source
interdependence
5 themes of geography
An original document containing the observations, ideas, and…
Information gathered by someone who did not take part in or w…
A relationship between countries in which they rely on one an…
Location, Place, Human-Environment Interaction, Movement, Reg…
primary source
An original document containing the observations, ideas, and…
secondary source
Information gathered by someone who did not take part in or w…
26 terms
Social Studies -Geography Vocabulary
Globe
Map
Map legend or map key
Symbols
A model of the earth
A drawing of the earths surface
The part that explains what the map symbols mean
The lines, colors, and shapes that stand for something else o…
Globe
A model of the earth
Map
A drawing of the earths surface
163 terms
Social Studies Chapter 12 and 13 Vocabulary: Physical and Human Geography of Europe
Fjord
Uplands
Meseta
Massif Central
A long, narrow, deep inlet of sea between steep slopes.
A hill or very low mountain that may also contain mesas and h…
The central plateau of Spain.
The uplands of France, which account for about one sixth of F…
Fjord
A long, narrow, deep inlet of sea between steep slopes.
Uplands
A hill or very low mountain that may also contain mesas and h…
25 terms
Social Studies Geography Vocabulary
Area
Boundary
Canyon
Cape
Region, section of land bound by common characteristics
Border, dividing line
A narrow, deep valley with steep sides
A pointed piece of land extending into an ocean or lake
Area
Region, section of land bound by common characteristics
Boundary
Border, dividing line
11 terms
Social Studies, Geography Vocabulary
gulf
isthmus
peninsula
plain
a part of an ocean or sea that extends into the land
a narrow strip of land bordered by water, that connects two l…
a body of land nearly surrounded by water
a large area of flat or nearly flat land
gulf
a part of an ocean or sea that extends into the land
isthmus
a narrow strip of land bordered by water, that connects two l…
25 terms
6th Grade Social Studies/Physical Geography of Latin America (English)
plain
mountain
hill
cliff
a large area of flat land with few trees
a large natural elevation of the earth's surface rising abrup…
a naturally raised area of land, not as high as a mountain.
a steep rock face, especially at the edge of the sea
plain
a large area of flat land with few trees
mountain
a large natural elevation of the earth's surface rising abrup…
11 terms
Vocabulary: Social Studies Geography
Independence
Constitution
Boundary
Border
freedom from the control of others
the system of beliefs and laws by which a country, state, or…
the outside edge of a country's physical land
to be physically next to another country or state
Independence
freedom from the control of others
Constitution
the system of beliefs and laws by which a country, state, or…
10 terms
Social Studies Vocabulary: Geography
Hemisphere
Continent
Longitude and Latitude
Country
Half of the Earth
Any of the world's main continuous expanses of land (Africa,…
Lines used to determine the absolute location of places on ea…
A nation with its own government, occupying a particular terr…
Hemisphere
Half of the Earth
Continent
Any of the world's main continuous expanses of land (Africa,…
23 terms
6G Social Studies Geography Physical features
volcano
strait
island
swamp
an opening in the earth, usually raised, though which gases a…
a narrow strip of water connecting 2 large bodies of water
a body of land surrounded by water
an area of land that is saturated by water
volcano
an opening in the earth, usually raised, though which gases a…
strait
a narrow strip of water connecting 2 large bodies of water
20 terms
Chapter 3-1 Social Studies, Physical Geography
Erosion
Weather
Precipitation
Vegetation
The process of the wearing and washing away of Earth's soil
The state of the atmosphere near Earth at a given time
Moisture, such as rain and snow
Made up of trees, shrubs, and other plants
Erosion
The process of the wearing and washing away of Earth's soil
Weather
The state of the atmosphere near Earth at a given time
9 terms
Social Studies Geography Vocabulary
Deepwater seaports
Railroads
Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport
Barrier islands
Important water ways used for shipping cargo; Georgia's two d…
An important mode of transportation used to ship a large amou…
The world's busiest airport; located in Atlanta; named after…
Several islands off the coast of Georgia; inhabited by native…
Deepwater seaports
Important water ways used for shipping cargo; Georgia's two d…
Railroads
An important mode of transportation used to ship a large amou…
19 terms
Social Studies Vocabulary Geography
Cardinal Directions
Compass Rose
Environment
Equator
North, South, East, West
A circular design on a map that shows direction North, South,…
The surroundings or conditions in which a person, animal or p…
Line of latitude that circles the Earth at 0 degrees
Cardinal Directions
North, South, East, West
Compass Rose
A circular design on a map that shows direction North, South,…
11 terms
Social Studies Chapter 3 -Our Physical Geography
Equator
Continent
Ecosystem
Erosion
an imaginary line that divides the world in the northern hemi…
a large land area on the Earth
all the plants, animals, land, water, and climate of an area.
the wearing away of the earth's surface
Equator
an imaginary line that divides the world in the northern hemi…
Continent
a large land area on the Earth
8 terms
Social Studies: Geography Vocabulary
Continent
Compass Rose
Legend
Scale
One of the 7 largest land masses on earth
Set of pointers that show directions on a map.
Illustrated explanation of a map's symbols, colors, lettering…
Relationship between an actual distance on the earth and the…
Continent
One of the 7 largest land masses on earth
Compass Rose
Set of pointers that show directions on a map.
29 terms
Social Studies Vocabulary Geography
Absolute Location
Relative Location
Region
Cartographer
EXACT location of a place on the earth... described by global co…
A location of a place in relation to another place (close to)
an area that has something in common
explorers who were mapmakers (Columbus)
Absolute Location
EXACT location of a place on the earth... described by global co…
Relative Location
A location of a place in relation to another place (close to)
20 terms
Social Studies Geography Vocabulary
Longitude
Population
Legend
Time Zone
Imaginary lines circling the earth in north-south directions.
The number of people living in an area.
A key for decoding a map.
Division of earth for the purpose of keeping time.
Longitude
Imaginary lines circling the earth in north-south directions.
Population
The number of people living in an area.
27 terms
Social Studies - Geography Terms
basin
bay
canyon
cape
n. A bowl-shaped area of land surrounded by higher land.
n. An inlet of the sea or some other body of water, usually s…
n. A deep, narrow valley with steep sides.
n. A point of land that extends into water.
basin
n. A bowl-shaped area of land surrounded by higher land.
bay
n. An inlet of the sea or some other body of water, usually s…
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