Shafer Essentials 1
|location ||One of the 5 themes of geographic location is where something is. |
|place ||One of the 5 themes. Place describes physical or human characteristics. What makes it different. |
|human-environment interaction ||One of the 5 themes. The way people interact and change their surroundings.|
|movement ||One of the 5 themes. Mobility of goods/people/ideas.|
|regions ||One of the 5 themes. Areas defined by certain unifying characteristics. (Great Lakes or Mediterranean region)|
|job specialization ||Focusing on a particular job.
|land forms ||Natural features of land surface.|
|empire ||Land that exists outside a country's geographic boundaries.|
|inflation ||A rise in prices|
|dictator ||A leader with absolute control of a country.|
|veto ||Means "I forbid"-To block a bill or action.
|republic ||A type of government where citizens vote to select their leaders.|
|blockade ||To cut off an area.|
|plague ||Deadly disease that wiped out 1/4 of European population.|
|nomad ||A person who has no single, settled home. Moves from place to place.|
|surplus ||More of a thing or product than is needed.|
|civilization ||A society with cities, a central government, and workers who specialize in certain jobs.|
|social classes ||A group of people with similar backgrounds, wealth, and way of living. Ranking of people within a society.|
|scribes ||A professional writer.|
|Mesopotamia ||Ancient region between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers in SW Asia.|
|polytheism ||The belief in many gods. |
|famine ||A time when there is so little food that many people starve.|
|monotheism ||The belief of one god.
|dynasty ||A family of rulers.
|reincarnation ||Rebirth of a soul in the body of another living thing.|
|peasants ||Lowest class of most societies-typically involved in farming.|
|population density ||How crowded an area is; the number of people per square mile.
|migration ||To move from one place to settle (live) in another.|
|continent ||Any of the main large land areas of the earth. (7)|
|country ||The whole land, or the people, of a region|
|civil service ||All those employed in government administration or have government job.|
|currency ||The kind of money used by a group or nation.|
|peninsula ||An area of land nearly surrounded by water.|
|aristocrats ||A member of a rich and powerful family.|
|democracy ||A form of government in which citizens govern themselves or representatives elected by the people.|