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HISTORY
the record of what has happened to mankind
true story
GEOGRAPHY
the study of the earth
geo = earth
NEW WORLD
North America, South America, islands of the caribbean Sea
continents and islands
MIGRATION
movement of people or animals from one part of the world to another
change of habitat
WESTERN HEMISPHERE
North and South America
BERING STRAIT
body of water that connects the Arctic Ocean to the Bering Sea. Separates Russia from Alaska.
STRAIT
narrow body of water that connects two large bodies of water
HABITAT
a setting where certain animals or plants live and grow
The movement of a group of people or animals from one part of the world to another is called . . .
MIGRATION
What is the name of the narrow body of water that connects the Arctic Ocean to the Bering Sea?
Bering Strait
What two countries are separated by the Bering Strait?
Russia and U.S. (Alaska)
A ________ is a setting in which certain types of plants and animals thrive (live and grow)
Habitat
CULTURE
way of life
Which continent is the third largest?
North America
Which mountain peak is the highest in North America?
Mt. McKinley
What is the world's largest bay?
Hudson Bay
______ Bay
What is the world's largest gulf?
Gulf of Mexico
Gulf of -_________
What is North America's longest river?
MissIssIppI
What is the world's largest island and is almost completely covered in ice?
Greenland
It's not green!
Who were the most famous indians of Mexico?
Aztecs
Central America
a narrow piece of land that connects North America and South America like a bridge.
West Indies
a chain of mountainous islands in the Caribbean Sea - - a 2000 mile long chain . . .
Who landed in the West Indies in 1492 and claimed the land for Spain?
Christopher Columbus
What did Christopher Columbus name this land and why?
Indies . . . he thought it was part of the islands of Asia.
Why did Christopher Columbus call the native americans indians?
he thought they were natives of the indies (in asia)
Andes Mountains
high mountains in South America
What is the second longest river in the world?
Amazon - - it also contains the most water . . .
What is one of the driest places on earth
Atacama Desert in South America
Who were the most famous indians of South America
Incas
Archipelago
a group of islands like Tierra del Fuego in South America
A _____is a unique way of life for a group of people
culture
Name three indian groups that live south of the United States (North America)
Aztecs - Mexico
Incas - South America
Maya - Central America
What is the world's largest bay?
Hudson Bay
______ Bay
What is the world's largest gulf?
Gulf of Mexico
Gulf of -_________
What is North America's longest river?
MissIssIppI
What is the world's largest island and is almost completely covered in ice?
Greenland
It's not green!
Who were the most famous indians of Mexico?
Aztecs
Central America
a narrow piece of land that connects North America and South America like a bridge.
West Indies
a chain of mountainous islands in the Caribbean Sea - - a 2000 mile long chain . . .
Who landed in the West Indies in 1492 and claimed the land for Spain?
Christopher Columbus
What did Christopher Columbus name this land and why?
Indies . . . he thought it was part of the islands of Asia.
Why did Christopher Columbus call the native americans indians?
he thought they were natives of the indies (in asia)
Andes Mountains
high mountains in South America
What is the second longest river in the world?
Amazon - - it also contains the most water . . .
What is one of the driest places on earth
Atacama Desert in South America
Who were the most famous indians of South America
Incas
Archipelago
a group of islands like Tierra del Fuego in South America