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28 Cards in this Set

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(24) Which do you think is more useful to you in your daily life: absolute location or relative location?
We use relative location every day to find places where we need to go.
(22) region
A region is a part of the earth that has one or more common characteristics.
(24) What is the difference between absolute and relative location?
Absolute location is the latitude and longitude of a place, while relative location tells us how far and in what direction a place is from somewhere else.
(22) relief
Relief is the difference in the elevation or the height of the land.
(22) Name four different ways a region can be defined.
Regions can be defined according to climate, economic activities (such as farming or manufacturing), cultural traits (such as language, religion, or food), and political divisions (such as boundaries between countries or states).
(22 & 29) What are the five themes of geography?
region, absolute and relative location, place, human-environment interaction (relationships within places), and movement
(24) meteorologist
A meteorologist is a scientist who studies and forecasts the weather.
(3rd Review) How does life on the Great Plains today compare with life on the Great Plains 200 years ago?
Today people live in permanent settlements and the land is used for the farming of grains and as pasture for cattle. Two hundred years ago, the people lived in nomadic settlements, and buffalo roamed freely.
(22) glacier
A glacier is a large mass of ice formed from snow on high ground and moving very slowly down a mountainside or along a valley.
(3rd Review) What is the major difference between plains, hills, and mountains?
Plains are low areas with little difference in elevation, hills are of only moderate relief, and mountains have high relief.
(29) import
Noun: An import is a product one country buys from another.

Verb: To import is bring in from a foreign country or other source.
(27) Why did the Indians of the Great Plains live in temporary camps?
The Indians of the Great Plains depended on hunting for their food, so they had to follow the animals in order to survive.
(27) irrigation
Irrigation is the watering of crops or other plants by pipes, canals, or ditches.
(3rd Review) What are the tallest and longest mountain ranges?
The longest mountain range in the world is the Andes in South America.

The tallest mountain range in the world is the Himalaya Mountains in Asia.
(27) ground water
Ground water is rainwater tha collects in underground rocks.
(3rd Review) Why do we say that the people of the United States live in a mobile society?
People travel to work and for pleasure, and the goods we buy come from places near and far.
(29) How has the movement of informatoin changed in recent years?
The movement of information has become faster through the use of technolgy such as satellites, computers, and facsimile machines.
(27) Why is farming possible on the Great Plains today?
Farming is possible on the Great Plains today because modern farmers grow wheat and other crops that don't require a lot of water, and because irrigation allows them to water their crops.
(22) What are the four main kinds of landforms?
Plains, plateaus, hills, and mountains are the four main kinds of landforms.
(27) How did technology change life on the Great Plains?
The land is now used for growing wheat and other grains or used for pasture for cattle, rivers have been dammed, and railroads and freeways have been built. People now live there in permanent settlements.
(24) navigator
A navigator is a person who is responsible for directing the course of a ship or airplane.
(24) relative location
Relative location gives the location of a place according to some known landmark.
(24) Why do we divide the earth into regions?
We divide the earth into regions so that we can define and locate parts of the earth.
(29) Why is transportation so important in our society?
Transportation is important in our society because the United States and other industrialized nations are highly mobile.
(24) absolute location
Absolute location is the latitude and longitude of a place.
(27) reservoir
A reservoir is a place where water is collected and stored for use.
(27) technology
Technology is the knowledge and skill people use to make things.
(29) consumer
A consumer is a person who buys and uses many types of goods.