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"Exploration" Social Studies Vocabulary
1. sagas
2. expedition
3. Renaissance
4. merchant
legends and stories about heroic deeds told by the Vikings
a journey made for a particular purpose
a period of cultural and artistic growth that spread througho…
a buyer and seller of goods for profit
1. sagas
legends and stories about heroic deeds told by the Vikings
2. expedition
a journey made for a particular purpose
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Social Studies Vocabulary Review
location
history
government
resources
the place where something is
something that happened in the past
group of people that make the laws
something people use to meet their needs
location
the place where something is
history
something that happened in the past
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Social Studies 101 Vocabulary
Use
Compare
Analyze
Summarize
To take, hold, or deploy (something) as a means of accomplish…
To estimate, measure, or note the similarity or dissimilarity…
To examine methodically and in detail the constitution or str…
To give a brief statement of the main points.
Use
To take, hold, or deploy (something) as a means of accomplish…
Compare
To estimate, measure, or note the similarity or dissimilarity…
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Social Studies 11 - Essential Vocabulary
Selective Service Act
Espionage and Sedition Acts
Social Security Act
Civil Rights Acts
Law passed by Congress in 1917 that required all men from age…
Two laws, enacted in 1917 and 1918, that imposed harsh penalt…
1935 law guaranteed retirement payments for enrolled workers…
A series of laws in the 1960s that utlawed segregation and di…
Selective Service Act
Law passed by Congress in 1917 that required all men from age…
Espionage and Sedition Acts
Two laws, enacted in 1917 and 1918, that imposed harsh penalt…
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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
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Social Studies Colonization Vocabulary
risk
profit
capital resource
human resource
exposure to harm, danger, or loss
financial gain
machines, equipment, baskets, or other items made that can be…
people who provide goods or services
risk
exposure to harm, danger, or loss
profit
financial gain
2nd Grade Social Studies Vocabulary
Community
Citizen
Law
Right
A group of people who live or work together.
A person who lives an belongs to a community.
A rule that people in a community must follow.
A freedom.
Community
A group of people who live or work together.
Citizen
A person who lives an belongs to a community.
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GED Social Studies Vocabulary
segregate
amendment
colony
suffrage
separate and place in a group apart from others
a statement that is added to a proposal or document
a geographical area controlled by a distant country
a legal right to vote
segregate
separate and place in a group apart from others
amendment
a statement that is added to a proposal or document
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Social Studies EOY Vocabulary
export
import
militia
preamble
To sell to another country
to buy from another country
a group of citizens trained to fight in emergencies
the introduction to a formal document, especially the Constit…
export
To sell to another country
import
to buy from another country
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Social Studies Unit 2 Vocabulary
Region
Prairie
Desert
Culture
an area with common features that make it different from othe…
an area of flat land or rolling hills covered in grasses
a large area of very dry land
the beliefs and way of life of a group of people
Region
an area with common features that make it different from othe…
Prairie
an area of flat land or rolling hills covered in grasses
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Vocabulary Unit 1 Social Studies
Culture
Custom
Diversity
Tradition
The language, traditions, beliefs, traditions, clothing and a…
Something that has been done for a long time and is widely ac…
Variety
A custom or belief that is handed down from generation to gen…
Culture
The language, traditions, beliefs, traditions, clothing and a…
Custom
Something that has been done for a long time and is widely ac…
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Social Studies - Election Vocabulary
Absentee Voting
Ballot
Blue State
Candidate
A way people can vote when they can't get to their polling pl…
A document listing the different people running for office th…
A Democratic State
A person running for office.
Absentee Voting
A way people can vote when they can't get to their polling pl…
Ballot
A document listing the different people running for office th…
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Social Studies Vocabulary
Geography
Physical Geography
Human Geography
Spatial Scale
The study of the Earth and the ways people interact with the…
the study of natural characteristics of Earth
the study of the ways people interact with the Earth
the different sized "containers" or ways to group places toge…
Geography
The study of the Earth and the ways people interact with the…
Physical Geography
the study of natural characteristics of Earth
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Social Studies Vocabulary
extradition
disarmament
propaganda
insurrection
surrender of prisoner by one state to another
Giving up military weapons
False or misleading information that is spread to further a c…
a violent uprising against an authority or government
extradition
surrender of prisoner by one state to another
disarmament
Giving up military weapons
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Introduction to Social Studies Vocabulary
History
Prehistory
Primary Source
Secondary Source
The time period since the appearance of writing
The time during the development of human culture before the a…
text that tells a first-hand account of an event; original wo…
Text and/or artifacts that are not original, but written from…
History
The time period since the appearance of writing
Prehistory
The time during the development of human culture before the a…
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Social Studies Vocabulary
republic
civil war
veto
spectator
A form of government in which citizens choose their leaders b…
A war between people of the same country.
(n.) the power to forbid or prevent; (v.) to prohibit, reject
a person who watches something, such as a sporting event
republic
A form of government in which citizens choose their leaders b…
civil war
A war between people of the same country.
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Vocabulary Social Studies 2016
acumen
abdicate
adulation
aloof
Keen, quick, accurate insight or judgment
to give up a position, right, or power
Excessive praise or admiration
(adj.) withdrawn, standing apart from others (usually as a ma…
acumen
Keen, quick, accurate insight or judgment
abdicate
to give up a position, right, or power
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Social Studies
Latitude
Longitude
Non governmental organization
global warming
An imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator
Distance east or west of the prime meridian, measured in degr…
An organization that operates independently of any government…
An increase in the average temperature of the earth's atmosph…
Latitude
An imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator
Longitude
Distance east or west of the prime meridian, measured in degr…
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Alastra-Social Studies Vocabulary
Historian
Technology
Government
Social structure
A person who studies artifacts, people and event from the past
Use of scientific knowledge to do the things better and more…
The way a country,city,or state is run or organized
The way people in a society are organized
Historian
A person who studies artifacts, people and event from the past
Technology
Use of scientific knowledge to do the things better and more…
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Social Studies Chapter 1 Vocabulary
cardinal directions
climate
compass rose
continent
The directions: North, South, East, West
the weather pattern of an area over a long period of time
A drawing on a map that shows directions
One of Earth's 7 bodies of land
cardinal directions
The directions: North, South, East, West
climate
the weather pattern of an area over a long period of time
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Social Studies LANDFORM VOCABULARY
physical feature
landform
plateau
mountain range
a feature of a place's land, water, climate or plant life
a physical feature, such as a mountain, a valley, a plain or…
a landform with steep sides and a flat top
a large chain of mountains
physical feature
a feature of a place's land, water, climate or plant life
landform
a physical feature, such as a mountain, a valley, a plain or…
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Social Studies Vocabulary: Research
Resource
Primary Source
Secondary Source
Plagiarism
A source of supply, support, or aid, especially one that can…
An original source that informs directly, not through another…
An account or retelling of an event by someone who was not pr…
A piece of writing that has been copied from someone else and…
Resource
A source of supply, support, or aid, especially one that can…
Primary Source
An original source that informs directly, not through another…
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Social Studies - Midterm Vocabulary
migrate
hunter-gatherers
civilizations
economy
to travel
they traveled to hunt and gather food
They developed religions and systems for learning and passing…
the system by witch a group makes ,shares and uses goods
migrate
to travel
hunter-gatherers
they traveled to hunt and gather food
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Social Studies Chapter 1 Vocabulary
migrate
culture
hunter-gatherer
agriculture
v. To move from one place to another to live, especially a la…
n. Beliefs, customs, and traditions of a specific group of pe…
n. People who hunt animals and gather wild plants, seeds, fru…
(n.) farming (It was a huge step in the progress of civilizat…
migrate
v. To move from one place to another to live, especially a la…
culture
n. Beliefs, customs, and traditions of a specific group of pe…
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Social Studies Grade 6 Vocabulary
A.D.
B.C
B.C.E
C.E
in the year of the Lord, since Christ was born (used in indic…
Before Christ (used in indicating dates.)
Before Common Era; alternative to B.C
Common Era; alternative to A.D.
A.D.
in the year of the Lord, since Christ was born (used in indic…
B.C
Before Christ (used in indicating dates.)
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Social Studies Chapter 2 Vocabulary
origin stories
pictograph
migration
environment
A tale that a group of people tells about where they came fro…
a picture that represents an important event or idea
The movement of people from one country/area of the world to…
The natural surroundings of a place, including land, water, a…
origin stories
A tale that a group of people tells about where they came fro…
pictograph
a picture that represents an important event or idea
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Social Studies Chapter 1 Vocabulary
geography
globe
climate
intermediate directions
the study of our physical world and how we interact with it
more accurate than a flat map because the Earth is shaped lik…
refers to aspects of weather, such as temperature, rainfall a…
Northeast, Northwest, Southeast, Southwest
geography
the study of our physical world and how we interact with it
globe
more accurate than a flat map because the Earth is shaped lik…
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Social Studies Map Vocabulary
map
globe
prime meridian
equator
A two-dimensional, or flat, representation of Earth's surface…
a sphere that represents Earth's entire surface
divides the earth between the eastern and western hemispheres…
an imaginary line drawn around the earth equally distant from…
map
A two-dimensional, or flat, representation of Earth's surface…
globe
a sphere that represents Earth's entire surface
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Chapter 4 Social Studies Vocabulary
human features
environment
adapt
natural disaster
They are things that people add to the landscape, such as bui…
It is made up of the physical features and human features of…
to change ways of life to fit the environment (for example: w…
It is an event in nature that causes great harm to people and…
human features
They are things that people add to the landscape, such as bui…
environment
It is made up of the physical features and human features of…
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Social Studies Unit 2 vocabulary
navigation
magnetic compass
astrolabe
expedition
a science used by sailors to find their place and plan their…
a tool that shows which direction in north
a tool that helped sailors use the sun and stars to find thei…
a long and carefully organized trip
navigation
a science used by sailors to find their place and plan their…
magnetic compass
a tool that shows which direction in north
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Unit 2 Social Studies Vocabulary
Geographic Representation
Map
Tsunami
Thematic or Special Purpose Maps
A description or portrayal of the Earth of parts of the Earth
A flat picture or visual representation of an area
A very high, large wave in the ocean that is usually caused b…
A map made to reflect particular informations about a geograp…
Geographic Representation
A description or portrayal of the Earth of parts of the Earth
Map
A flat picture or visual representation of an area
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Social Studies Unit 3 Vocabulary
constitution
fort
bondage
plantation
a set of laws governing a government
a strong building or group of buildings where soldiers live
a state of being held against one's will
an estate or farm where crops are planted
constitution
a set of laws governing a government
fort
a strong building or group of buildings where soldiers live
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Social Studies Chapter 2 Vocabulary
agriculture
council
culture
native
farming
a group of people who make rules or laws
the way a group of people live.
born in a place
agriculture
farming
council
a group of people who make rules or laws
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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,…
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Social Studies Vocabulary
Climate
Natural Resource
Population Distribution
Trade
overall weather in an area over a long period of time
something found in nature that people can use
how population is spread out in an area
an equal exchange
Climate
overall weather in an area over a long period of time
Natural Resource
something found in nature that people can use
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Social Studies Unit 1 Vocabulary
Irrigation
Underground Aquifers
Fossil Water
Drip Irrigation
Providing water for crops.
Layers of underground rock where water runoff from rains and…
Water that has been underground for centuries.
A system, using computers, that measures out how much water e…
Irrigation
Providing water for crops.
Underground Aquifers
Layers of underground rock where water runoff from rains and…
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Social Studies vocabulary - unit 4
history
change
landmark
independence
study of things that happened in the past
what happens when something becomes different
feature that makes a location special
freedom for people to choose their own government
history
study of things that happened in the past
change
what happens when something becomes different
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Social Studies Vocabulary Part 2
mosques
Askia the Great
democracy
charter
Islamic places of worship
the Muslim ruler who led Songhai to the height of its power
a government in which people rule themselves
a document that allowed a colony to be started in the New World
mosques
Islamic places of worship
Askia the Great
the Muslim ruler who led Songhai to the height of its power
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Social Studies:Vocabulary Part 1
Bering Land Bridge
Paleo-Indians
migration
hunter-gatherers
a strip of land between Asia and present-day Alaska that was…
people believed to have crossed the Bering Land Bridge
movement of people or animals from one region to another
people who obtain food by hunting animals and gathering plants
Bering Land Bridge
a strip of land between Asia and present-day Alaska that was…
Paleo-Indians
people believed to have crossed the Bering Land Bridge
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Social Studies
latitude
longitude
Equator
Prime Meridian
East-west lines parallel to the equator used to measure dista…
Distance east or west on the earth's surface, measured in deg…
an imaginary line drawn around the earth equally distant from…
IDENTIFIED AS THE 0 DEGREE LINE OF LONGITUDE THAT GOES THROUG…
latitude
East-west lines parallel to the equator used to measure dista…
longitude
Distance east or west on the earth's surface, measured in deg…
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Chapter 11 Vocabulary - Social Studies
republic
legions
patricians
plebeians
a form of government in which citizens elect their leaders
large groups of Roman soldiers
the ruling class
ordinary citizens
republic
a form of government in which citizens elect their leaders
legions
large groups of Roman soldiers
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Social Studies Chapter 3 Vocabulary
cultures
nomadic
cultural regions
artifacts
ways of living
moving from place to place as seasons change
areas where similar cultures began
objects made by humans
cultures
ways of living
nomadic
moving from place to place as seasons change
Social Studies Chapter 3 Vocabulary
reservation
Benjamin Singleton
Homestead Act
Gold Rush
area of land set aside for Native Americans
African American pioneer
law that offered free land willing to start new farms on the…
period when thousands of people went in search of gold
reservation
area of land set aside for Native Americans
Benjamin Singleton
African American pioneer
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CHAPTER 7 VOCABULARY - SOCIAL STUDIES
economy
colonial regions
founding
geography
the way that a region or country organizes the manufacturing…
New England, Middle and Southern Colonies mostly located alon…
the beginning or start of something
the physical surroundings of an area
economy
the way that a region or country organizes the manufacturing…
colonial regions
New England, Middle and Southern Colonies mostly located alon…
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Social Studies: Chapter 5 Vocabulary
conquistadors
Northwest Passage
contagious diseases
East Indies
Spanish explorers
a shortcut from Europe to Asia through North America
sicknesses that spread quickly from person to person
Southeast Asia, including India, Indonesia, and Malaysia whic…
conquistadors
Spanish explorers
Northwest Passage
a shortcut from Europe to Asia through North America
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Social Studies Chapter 5 Vocabulary
Habeas Corpus
Commoner
Crossbow
Longbow
The principle that accused persons cannot be held in jail wit…
A person who is not of noble rank.
A medieval weapon made up of a bow that was fixed across a wo…
A large bow used for firing feathered arrows.
Habeas Corpus
The principle that accused persons cannot be held in jail wit…
Commoner
A person who is not of noble rank.
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social studies vocabulary chapter 1
landform
primary source
region
climate
a natural feature of the earth
a piece of evidence created by someone at the time of an event
an area that shares physical or human characteristics
the usual pattern of weather in a place over a period of time
landform
a natural feature of the earth
primary source
a piece of evidence created by someone at the time of an event
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Social Studies FINAL Vocabulary REVIEW
Why did people settle near river valle…
Components of a civilization
Cuneiform
Henry Rawlinson
People settled near river valleys because of ... - fertile soil…
- organized government (laws)... - arts & literature (system of…
A system of writing with wedge-shaped symbols, invented by th…
cracked the code of cuneiform in the 1800's
Why did people settle near river valle…
People settled near river valleys because of ... - fertile soil…
Components of a civilization
- organized government (laws)... - arts & literature (system of…
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Social Studies: Chapter 5 Vocabulary
conquistadors
Northwest Passage
contagious diseases
East Indies
Spanish explorers
a shortcut from Europe to Asia through North America
sicknesses that spread quickly from person to person
Southeast Asia, including India, Indonesia, and Malaysia whic…
conquistadors
Spanish explorers
Northwest Passage
a shortcut from Europe to Asia through North America
25 terms
Social Studies Unit 1 Vocabulary
government
communication
transportation
recreation
a group of people to create and enforce laws.
how people talk, or message each other
a way to get from one way to another
Things people do to relax: pools, parks, walking trails, bike…
government
a group of people to create and enforce laws.
communication
how people talk, or message each other
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