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TExES Competency 021

Geography and Culture

TermDefinition
What is the study of the earth's surface, the organisms that populate it, and their interaction within the ecosystem. Geography
_____ refers to the physical characteristics of the surface of the earth and how those features affect life. Physical Geography
_____deals with the interaction of humans with their environment and how that interaction produces changes . Cultural Geography
The tallest mountains in world are Himalayas
_____shows the location of places, boundaries of countries, states, counties, and towns. Reference maps
_____show a particular topic such as population density or distribution of world religions, & physical, social, economic, political, agricultural, or economic features. Thematic maps
____Shows how a country is organized. Political maps
___shows the topography of the earth including land features and elevations. Physical map
_____shows the important resources of a country or region Economic map
____used to show where people live in a particular region Historical map
What are the three largest rivers in the world Nile, Amazon, Chang Jiang or Yangtze (China)
What are the largest rivers and most important rivers in the world Mississippi, Ohio, Rio Grande, Colorado, Missouri
The highest mountain is Mt.McKinley
___can increase soil erosion & in some instances can lead to tragedies like the mudslides that occurred in 2006 Deforestation
____ is the process of carrying soil from one place to another, usually by means of water or wind. Deposition
______describes the exchange or transmission of cultural information and lifestyles from people around the world Cultural diffusion
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