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World Geography
latitude
longitude
Prime Meridian
Equator
distance north or south of the Equator, measured in degrees
distance in degrees east or west of the Prime Meridian
0 degrees longitude
0 degrees latitude
latitude
distance north or south of the Equator, measured in degrees
longitude
distance in degrees east or west of the Prime Meridian
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World Geography Chapter 3 Section 2
Evaporation
Humidity
Condensation
Orographic effect
process by which liquid changes into gas
the amount of water vapor in the air
the process by which water vapor changes from a gas into liqu…
cooling effect that occurs when air is forced to rise over a…
Evaporation
process by which liquid changes into gas
Humidity
the amount of water vapor in the air
16 terms
world geography chapter 4
primary economic activity
subsistence farming
commercial farming
secondary farming activity
economic activities that rely directly upon natural resources
when people grow only enough food for their own family or vil…
the production of food for sale in markets
when people use raw materials to make new products of greater…
primary economic activity
economic activities that rely directly upon natural resources
subsistence farming
when people grow only enough food for their own family or vil…
41 terms
World Geography: Chapter 4 Terms
culture
society
ethnic group
innovation
the total knowledge, attitudes and behavior shared by and pas…
a group that shares a geographic region, a common language an…
a group of people who share language, customs and a common he…
taking existing elements of society and creating something ne…
culture
the total knowledge, attitudes and behavior shared by and pas…
society
a group that shares a geographic region, a common language an…
31 terms
World Geography Chapter 1
Geography
GIS
Absolute Location
Hemisphere
Geography is the study of where people, places, and things ar…
A geographic information system, which uses computer technolo…
The position on the earth in which a place can be found. Cord…
A half of the earth; the Equator divides the Northern and the…
Geography
Geography is the study of where people, places, and things ar…
GIS
A geographic information system, which uses computer technolo…
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Essentials of World Geography
Culture
Economy
Primary Economic Activity
Secondary Economic Activity
Set of beliefs, ideals, behaviors, and symbols shared by a sp…
The way in which a nation makes economic choices how do we ma…
The sector of an economy where resources are collected and ex…
The sector of an economy where raw materials are manufactured…
Culture
Set of beliefs, ideals, behaviors, and symbols shared by a sp…
Economy
The way in which a nation makes economic choices how do we ma…
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World Geography Continents / Oceans / Grid
North America
South America
Africa
Europe
One of the seven large areas of land on the earth
One of the seven large areas of land on the earth
One of the seven large areas of land on the earth
One of the seven large areas of land on the earth that
North America
One of the seven large areas of land on the earth
South America
One of the seven large areas of land on the earth
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World Geography World Biomes
Tropical Rainforest
Tropical Savanna
Desert
Temperate Grasslands
Hot and wet year-round; thin, nutrient-poor soils .... Geograph…
Warm temperatures; seasonal rainfall; compact soil; frequent…
Dry with low precipitation, variable temperatures; soils rich…
Warm to hot summers; cold winters; moderate, seasonal precipi…
Tropical Rainforest
Hot and wet year-round; thin, nutrient-poor soils .... Geograph…
Tropical Savanna
Warm temperatures; seasonal rainfall; compact soil; frequent…
35 terms
World Geography Chapter 9
indigenous
Who are the indigenous people of Mexico?
Yucatan Peninsula
mestizo
people descended from an area's first inhabitants
Native Americans
home to the Maya people of Mexico
people of Native American and European descent; make up the l…
indigenous
people descended from an area's first inhabitants
Who are the indigenous people of Mexico?
Native Americans
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World Geography Final Exam Terms
Movement
Push Factor
Pull Factor
Region
How people, products, and ideas travel from one place to anot…
Something that makes you want to leave your home country ex.-…
A factor that draws or attracts people to another location
An area distinguished by a unique combination of trends or fe…
Movement
How people, products, and ideas travel from one place to anot…
Push Factor
Something that makes you want to leave your home country ex.-…
World Geography Unit 2 #1
culture
language family
ethnic group
culture region
Beliefs, customs, and traditions of a specific group of people.
group of languages with a shared but fairly distant origin
people of the same race or nationality who share a distinctiv…
An area in which people have many shared culture traits
culture
Beliefs, customs, and traditions of a specific group of people.
language family
group of languages with a shared but fairly distant origin
39 terms
World Geography SOL - Cultural Geography
What is it called when someone has mor…
What is it called when someone only ha…
What is the belief in one god?
This is when a person or group adopts…
polygamy
monogamy
monotheism
acculturation
What is it called when someone has mor…
polygamy
What is it called when someone only ha…
monogamy
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world geography chapter 21
agricultural revolution
monotheism
protectorates
chaparral
In the Fertile Cresent, around 8000 BC when hunters and gathe…
belief in only one god
areas that have their own government but are controlled by an…
an ecosystem based on drought-resistant herbs and bushes, is…
agricultural revolution
In the Fertile Cresent, around 8000 BC when hunters and gathe…
monotheism
belief in only one god
World Geography Key Definitions
General Map
Thematic Map
Globe: advantage/disadvantage
Map Parts: Title
gives general information
gives specific information
advantage: better model of the earth than a map... disadvantage:…
the title of the map
General Map
gives general information
Thematic Map
gives specific information
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Wonderful World of Geography Europe map
Iceland
Norway
Sweden
Finland
Reykjavik
Oslo
Stockholm
Helsinki
Iceland
Reykjavik
Norway
Oslo
22 terms
World Geography Chapter 4
renewable resources
crop rotation
terraces
desertification
resources that can be replaced (ex solar energy, wind energy)
growing different crops on the same land in different years... (…
build steps into seep areas so they can be farmed
long term process of losing soil fertility and plant life (ar…
renewable resources
resources that can be replaced (ex solar energy, wind energy)
crop rotation
growing different crops on the same land in different years... (…
27 terms
World Geography; Mexico
Capital
How many states make up all of Mexico
Population of Mexico
Population density
Mexico City
31
120+ million
157
Capital
Mexico City
How many states make up all of Mexico
31
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World Geography Country Maps
China
Japan
Mongolia
North Korea
China
Japan
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World Geography Vocabulary
Geography
Transportation
Technology
Absolute Location
the study of the physical features of the earth
the act of transporting someone or something
the application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes
describes the location of a place based on a fixed point on e…
Geography
the study of the physical features of the earth
Transportation
the act of transporting someone or something
World Geography
Weather:
Climate:
Ecosystem:
The 4 layers of the earth.
Short-term atmospheric conditions.
Weather patterns occurring over a long period of time.
A system, or a group of interconnected elements, formed by th…
Crust, namtle, core, inner core.
Weather:
Short-term atmospheric conditions.
Climate:
Weather patterns occurring over a long period of time.
25 terms
WORLD GEOGRAPHY: Chapter 9- Cultural Regions
cultural region
functional region
perceptual region
Middle East
An area in which a group of people share a similar culture an…
Area organized around a focal point. The characteristic chose…
A region that only exists as a conceptualization or an idea a…
Geo-political designation of the area stretching from the eas…
cultural region
An area in which a group of people share a similar culture an…
functional region
Area organized around a focal point. The characteristic chose…
34 terms
Unit 2 World Geography
geographic representation
map
tsunami
thematic maps
a description or portrayal of the Earth or parts of the Earth
a visual representation of an area
a large sea wave caused by an earthquake, landslide or other…
a map made to reflect particular information about a geograph…
geographic representation
a description or portrayal of the Earth or parts of the Earth
map
a visual representation of an area
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World Geography Unit 5
life expectancy
pull factor
push factor
infant mortality rate
the average number of years a person can expect to live based…
things that bring people to new places; (ex. jobs, land avail…
things that push people from their homes; (ex. war, famine, b…
number of deaths of babies under one year of age per 1000 liv…
life expectancy
the average number of years a person can expect to live based…
pull factor
things that bring people to new places; (ex. jobs, land avail…
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World Geography Latin America
Roman Catholic
Great Dying
Incas Empire
Portuguese
A majority of people in Latin America practice this religion
Europeans introduced diseases to the Natives and this killed…
a Mesoamerican civilization in the Andes Mountains in South A…
What language is spoken in Brazil?
Roman Catholic
A majority of people in Latin America practice this religion
Great Dying
Europeans introduced diseases to the Natives and this killed…
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World Geography
Name the 7 special purpose maps
cartography
meterology
true or false increase in elevation ca…
political... physical... climate... precipitation... population... economic…
study of maps and map making
the study of weather
true
Name the 7 special purpose maps
political... physical... climate... precipitation... population... economic…
cartography
study of maps and map making
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world geography chapter 3
Birthrate
Culture Hearth
Sovereignty
Diffusion
Number of live births each year per 1,000 people.
Area where cultural ideas begin and from which they spread.
A country's freedom from outside control.
Process by which cultural traits move from one culture to ano…
Birthrate
Number of live births each year per 1,000 people.
Culture Hearth
Area where cultural ideas begin and from which they spread.
13 terms
World Geography 1.1
Geography
Absolute location
Relative location
Hemisphere
The study of the distribution and interaction of physical and…
The exact position of a place on the earth's surface.
The position of a place relative to the places around it.
half of the earth
Geography
The study of the distribution and interaction of physical and…
Absolute location
The exact position of a place on the earth's surface.
19 terms
world geography
what are the native american empires o…
what is a quipu
what was the columbian exchange
the event that is celebrated in the we…
Mayan, Aztec
knotted cords of various lengths and colors used by the inca…
the transmission of plants, animals, and diseases
carnival
what are the native american empires o…
Mayan, Aztec
what is a quipu
knotted cords of various lengths and colors used by the inca…
22 terms
World Geography-Mexico Vocabulary
Rio Grande
peninsula
Gulf of Mexico
Pacific Ocean
the river that forms part of the border between the US and Me…
land surrounded on three sides by water
body of water on Mexico's east side
body of water on Mexico's west side
Rio Grande
the river that forms part of the border between the US and Me…
peninsula
land surrounded on three sides by water
101 terms
Geography of the World
Africa
Asia
North America
South America
What is this continent?
What is this continent?
What is this continent?
What is this continent?
Africa
What is this continent?
Asia
What is this continent?
35 terms
World Geography Chapter 1
Geography
GIS
Absolute location
Hemispheres
is the study of where people , places, and things are located…
uses computer technology to collect, manipulate, analyze, and…
is it's position on the globe
a half of the earth, the equator divides the Northern and Sou…
Geography
is the study of where people , places, and things are located…
GIS
uses computer technology to collect, manipulate, analyze, and…
94 terms
World Geography: 1st Semester
Culture
Assimilation
Complex Culture
Simple Culture
A way of life
When a group or individual adopts all or most traits of anoth…
An area of a country/region that is very developed
An area of a country/region that is not very developed
Culture
A way of life
Assimilation
When a group or individual adopts all or most traits of anoth…
38 terms
World Geography Intro Unit
Scale
Latitude
Longitude
Relative Location
Way of measuring distance on a map
Runs East to West; measures North and South
Runs North and South; Measures East and West
Finding a place based on another object
Scale
Way of measuring distance on a map
Latitude
Runs East to West; measures North and South
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World Geography - Basics of Geography
Relative Location
Absolute Location
Lines of Latitude
Lines of Longitude
where a place is compared to something that is commonly known.
the exact place on the earth where a geographic feature is fo…
run parallel to the Equator.
measures degrees from the Prime Meridian.
Relative Location
where a place is compared to something that is commonly known.
Absolute Location
the exact place on the earth where a geographic feature is fo…
14 terms
World Geography Chapter 21
Golan Heights
Wadi
Tigris River
Euphrates River
A hilly plateau overlooking the Jordan River and the Sea of G…
Riverbeds that remain dry except during the rainy seasons
One of the rivers that supported ancient river civilizations.…
One of the rivers that supported ancient river civilizations.…
Golan Heights
A hilly plateau overlooking the Jordan River and the Sea of G…
Wadi
Riverbeds that remain dry except during the rainy seasons
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World Geography Test 2
World's longest fortification
What 2 mountain ranges divide Europe f…
Man-made canal separates Asia from Afr…
What year did Israel become a state?
Great wall of China
Ural and caucasus
Suez Canal
1948
World's longest fortification
Great wall of China
What 2 mountain ranges divide Europe f…
Ural and caucasus
31 terms
World Geography Economic Geography Taylor
Market Economy
Free enterprise
Capitalism
Command economy
an economy that relies chiefly on supply and demand to alloca…
the freedom of individuals to start and operate private busin…
an economic system based on private ownership of capital, lea…
An economic system in which the government controls a country…
Market Economy
an economy that relies chiefly on supply and demand to alloca…
Free enterprise
the freedom of individuals to start and operate private busin…
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World Geography2
Globe
map
cartographer
great circle
a round model of the Earth
A two-dimensional, or flat, representation of Earth's surface…
map maker
follows the curve of the earth the shortest distance
Globe
a round model of the Earth
map
A two-dimensional, or flat, representation of Earth's surface…
10 terms
World Geography Chapter 5 Section 1
Demography
Population density
Birth rate
Death rate
the study of human populations so you can learn about future…
the average number of people living in an area. Population de…
the number of births each year for every 1000 people in an ar…
total number of deaths each year for every 1000 people in an…
Demography
the study of human populations so you can learn about future…
Population density
the average number of people living in an area. Population de…
36 terms
World Geography Vocabulary2
Absolute Location
Relative Location
Latitude
Longitude
A point on the earth's surface expressed by a coordinate syst…
The description of a place with respect to its environment an…
A measurement, in degrees, of a place's distance north or sou…
A measurement, in degrees, of a place's distance east or west…
Absolute Location
A point on the earth's surface expressed by a coordinate syst…
Relative Location
The description of a place with respect to its environment an…
17 terms
World Geography - Political Geography
Sovereignty
Dictatorship
Monarchy
Constitutional Monarchy
Having political control over a geographic area.
Ruled by one commander, what the commander says is law. Very…
A government must have some kind of royal family that inherit…
The monarch has powers granted to him/her by the country's co…
Sovereignty
Having political control over a geographic area.
Dictatorship
Ruled by one commander, what the commander says is law. Very…
64 terms
World Geography Final review
primary sector
secondary sector
tertiary sector
command economy
The portion of the economy concerned with the direct extracti…
The portion of the economy concerned with manufacturing usefu…
The portion of the economy concerned with transportation, com…
An economic system in which the government controls a country…
primary sector
The portion of the economy concerned with the direct extracti…
secondary sector
The portion of the economy concerned with manufacturing usefu…
93 terms
World geography test 2
land forms
geology
plate movement
plate movement
The shape of the land
The study of earths physical structures and the processes tha…
The plates can move apart
The plates can collide
land forms
The shape of the land
geology
The study of earths physical structures and the processes tha…
26 terms
World Geography Unit 1
Ethnocentrism
Compass Rose
Cardinal Directions
Elevation
The belief in the inherent superiorty of one's own ethnic gro…
A figure on a map used to display the orientation of the dire…
The four directions of North,South,East,and West.... This is imp…
The height above sea level.... This is important so that you can…
Ethnocentrism
The belief in the inherent superiorty of one's own ethnic gro…
Compass Rose
A figure on a map used to display the orientation of the dire…
Kimpel World Geography Features
Alluvial Fan
Archipelago
Atoll
Canyon
a fan-shaped mass of material deposited by a stream when the…
A group of islands
a ring-shaped reef, island, or chain of islands formed of cor…
a deep, narrow valley with steep sides
Alluvial Fan
a fan-shaped mass of material deposited by a stream when the…
Archipelago
A group of islands
26 terms
World Geography-Chapter 1
Globe
Map
Cartographer
Great circle route
scale model of the earth
symbolic representation of the earth
map makers
a route that is circular because earth is a sphere , its used…
Globe
scale model of the earth
Map
symbolic representation of the earth
30 terms
Chapter 1 World Geography
atlas
cartography
climate graph
compass rose
a collections of maps in one book
the study of maps and mapmaking
graphs showing avg. temperature and precipitation in a place
a map element with arrows pointing in al four principal direc…
atlas
a collections of maps in one book
cartography
the study of maps and mapmaking
11 terms
World History Geography Vocabulary
equator
prime meridian
latitude lines
longitude lines
the latitude line around the middle of the Earth... 0 Latitude
the longitude line around the middle of the Earth (0 degrees…
lines that run east to west on the globe
lines that run north to south on the globe
equator
the latitude line around the middle of the Earth... 0 Latitude
prime meridian
the longitude line around the middle of the Earth (0 degrees…
33 terms
World Geography Test#2
reasons why people want to leave a cou…
reasons that attract people to an area…
Water (Rivers, Coast)
Mountains, Deserts
What is a push factor?
What is a pull factor?
What physical feature influences population most?
What physical features isolate people?
reasons why people want to leave a cou…
What is a push factor?
reasons that attract people to an area…
What is a pull factor?
25 terms
WORLD GEOGRAPHY- Chapter 7- People and Nature
seismic activity
tsunami
El Niño
La Niña
The earth's vibrations when plates collide, can result in ear…
A huge destructive wave (especially one caused by an earthqua…
A warm ocean current that flows along the equator from the da…
A cooling of the ocean surface off the western coast of South…
seismic activity
The earth's vibrations when plates collide, can result in ear…
tsunami
A huge destructive wave (especially one caused by an earthqua…
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