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to learn to do something
adapt
a sandy clay mixed with straw used for making bricks
adobe
old items that tell us about oa group of people
artifacts
not natural, usually human-made
artificial
a creek or minor river
bayou
a valley so steep its walls seem almost vertical
box canyon
the occupation, work, or trade in which a person is engaged
business
north, south, east, and west
cardinal directions
someone who draws maps
cartographer
to travel daily by car, bus or train to work
commute
a map symbol that shows directions
compass rose
a large body of land made up of many countries
continent
a soft limestone commonly found in Florida
coquina
activities related to art or learning
cultural activities
a large, dry area of land with little or no rainfall
desert
cleaning, deepening, and widening a waterway
dredging
surrounding and features of a place
environment
an imaginary line around Earth's surface halfway between the North and South poles
equator
a person who studies Earth's surface
geographer
a model of Earth on which shapes, areas, distances and directions are all shown
globe
a system of lines that form boxes
grid
an area of ocean or sea partically surrounded by curved land
gulf
a high landform, not as tall as a mountain
hill
a map that gives information about the past
historical map
a plant from which purple dye is made
indigo
northwest, southwest, northeast, southeast
intermediate directions
a piece of land surrounded by water on all sides
island
cut off from or not connected to other people or places
isolated
large body of water surrounded by land
lake
melted rock that flows out of volcanoes
lava
a map key that explains the symbols on a map
legend
a map that helps find where a certain
locator map
the one big of land that makes up the United States
mainland
making of producing a product, especially large-scale and by machines
manufacturing
a feature used to figure out the distance from one place to another on a map
map scale
the label that tells what a map is about
map title
a drawing of all or part of Earth's surface on a flat piece of paper
map
a way of organizing information in your mind
mental map
a large city and its inner and outer suburbs
metropolitan area
peaked land that rises very high above the land around it
mountain
made by nature
natural
the biggest body of water that surrounds land
ocean
an area area of land surrounded by water on three sides
peninsula
a map that shows different landforms and water forms
physical map
a broad area of low, level land
plain
a large area of high, flat land
plateau
all of the people living in a certain area
population
land that has many different kinds of grasses growing on it
prairie
the starting point to measure both east and west around the globe; located in Greenwish, England
prime meridian
a process in which cool winds from the ocean produce rain that falls in the mountains
rain shadow
something natural or human-made, that people use
resource
a large stream of water that flows through land
river
a place where people live that is close to or on the outer edge of a city
suburb
the business of buying and selling goods
trade
a system for moving passengers and goods from one place ro another
transportation