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SGHS Unit 3 - Change

Unit 3 Review - Change

QuestionAnswer
Spatial Exchange The diffusion of culture over two or more areas.
Columbian Exchange Europeans learned new ideas and products. Native Americans obtained new animals and faced deadly diseases.
Cultural Convergence Different cultures acquire common ideas, products, and traits becoming more similar.
Cultural Divergence Different parts of a cultural region are exposed to different influences and become dissimilar.
Pandemics An epidemic or outbreak of disease over a wide geographic area.
Bubonic Plague Contagious disease, carried by fleas that lived on rats, which killed 1/3 of the European population in the middle 1300s.
Globalization The connectivity and interdependence of cultures. Oftentimes forming a new common culture.
Tradition Things people do similarly and exactly like their ancestors.
Cultural Diffusion The spread of culture
Genocide The attempt to systematically eliminate a group of people. Mass murder of a group of people.
Terrorism Acts of violence committed by groups that are not strong enough to challenge an entire government.
GPS Global Positioning System, satellites used to determine absolute location.
Technological Innovation The development of new technologies that lead to the improvement and expansion of civilizations.
GIS Known as Graphic Information Systems. This computer based technology helps geographer combine map making information with databases.
Desalinization Process by which salt water is heated and cooled to create fresh water (by separating salt).
Christianity Relgion based on the teachings of Jesus, that focuses on forgiveness, mercy, and sympathy. Eventually become the major religion of the Roman Empire.
Five Pillars of Islam Basic religious duties that all followers of Islam must fulfill.
Islam Religion based on the teachings of a prophet named Muhammed. It is also believed that all worship sould be focused on a single god known as Allah.
Judaism One of the oldest religions known to mankind. First relgion to believe in only one god, Yahweh. Also emphasized the importance of the Old Testament and Ten Commandments.
Human Conflict Agreesive reason for change. Normally armed or forced on another group.
International Conflict Conflicts between nations for territory, wealth, or resources.
Migration The Arrival of a new group of people.
Created by: cavierne