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35 Cards in this Set

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Ways goods and people move from place to place thereby linking communities
Geographic characteristics
Things that distinguish one place from another. These are divided into two groups.(Physical Characteristics) and
(Human Characteristics)
An area that has one or more geographic characteristics in common, such as the Middle Colonies or the Piedmont Plateau.
The geographic characteristics that surround and affect the way people live.
Ways people send and receive messages thereby linking people and places.
Population growth
The increase in the number of people living in a place due to migration, immigration and /or births.
The different shapes of the Earth's surface. Mountains,hills, plateaus,plains,valleys,peninsulas, and islands are examples of landforms.
Bodies of Water
All the different sizes and shapes of water naturally found on the Earth's surface.
Oceans, seas,bays,lakes,rivers,and ponds are examples of bodies of water.
Physical Characteristics
Describe the natural environment of the place. They include physical features (landforms and bodies of water) weather and climate, soil, vegetation, and animal life.
Human-made features
Changes people have made to the land. These changes include buildings, bridges, tunnels, railroad tracks,dams, monuments, piers, farm fields.
Human Characteristics
Describe the people of the place past or present, their human-made features (Buildings, etc.), lanugages, religions, econmic activities, and political systems.
The point on a map or globle where a line of latitude and longitude cross.
Map elements
The parts of a map that make it usable.
Physical features
Landforms and bodies of water formed by nature.
To change in order to fit new conditions.
The person or company that made the map.
Cardinal directions
North,South,East,and West.
The frame around the map.
Compass Rose
The small drawing that uses one or more arrows to show cardinal and/or intermediate directions on a map or globe.
The year in which the map was made.
To change to meet the wants of people.
Natural environment
The physical setting of a place including the land,air,water,plants,and animals
The arrangement of places where people live, including rural and urban centers.
Skills methods,tools, machines and other things used to perform activities. Technology changes over time and affects the way we live, work and play.
Grid system
The pattern of lines that help locate places on a map or globe;for example, latitude and longitude.
Explains the meaning of the symbols on the map
The pictures,shapes, or colors on a map that stand for objects, places, or people.
Relative distance
The approximate distance of a place in relationship to other places (i.e. near and far).
Intermediate directions
Directions between the cardinal directions: Northeast,Southeast,Southwest,Northwest.
Latitude/ Longitude
Imaginary lines on a map or globe that measure distance north and south of the equator and distance east and west of the prime meridan.
Environment Concerns/Issues
Interests peolpe have about the care of the natural environment.
The measurement on a map or globe that shows the distance between places.
A graphic model of the earth or part of the earth that is drawn on a flat surface
To move from one country or region to another with the intent of staying at the place for a long period of time.
The heading of the map that tells what the map shows.