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Unit 1 Vocabulary

Geography (By Max Sleek)

TermDefinition
Geographic Region Large area of land with a common set of features
Outer Banks Long chain of sandbars and barrier islands off the coast of North Carolina
Coastal Plain Broad, flat region in North Carolina that stretches 100 to 150 miles inland from the ocean
Tidewater Low-lying eastern part of North Carolina's Coastal Plain
Piedmont Hilly region between the Coastal Plain and the Appalachian Mountains
Climate The main kind of weather that a region experiences over an extended period
Sun Belt Strip of warm-water states that runs across the Southern United States
Natural Resource Any part of nature that people use in some way
Sandbank A large deposit of sand forming a mound, ridge, or hillside
Vicinity The surrounding area
Artifact Human-made object like a pot, a weapon, or a mask that gives clues to the culture from which it comes
Culture A people's way of life, including the kinds of tools they make,the food they eat, and the language they speak
Mesa A flat-topped, steep-sided plateau
Slash-and-burn A method of farming in which tress and brush are burned to clear land for fields and villages
Oral History Stories passed down by word of mouth from generation to generation
Clan A group of related people
Anthropologist A scientist who studies human culture
Drought A long period with no rain
Coastal Plain Broad, flat region in North Carolina that stretches 100 to 150 miles inland from the ocean
Piedmont Hilly region between the Coastal Plain and the Appalachian mountains
Created by: Pantherclaw23