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6 Grade Chapter 4 SS

Social Studies Vocabulary words

culture the set of beliefs, values, and practices that a group of people has in common
culture trait an activity or behavior in which people often take part
culture region an area in which people have many shared culture traits
ethnic group a group of people who share a common culture and ancestry
cultural diversity the state of having a variety of cultures in the same area
cultural diffusion the spread of culture traits from one region to another
population the total number of people in a given area
population density a measure of the number of people living in an area
birthrate the annual number of births per 1,000 people
migration the process of moving from one place to live in another
democracy a form of government in which the people elect leaders and rule by majority
communism a political system in which the government owns all property and dominates all aspects of life in a country
market economy a system based on private ownership, free trade, and competition
command economy a system in which the central government makes all economic decisions
gross domestic product (GDP) the value of all goods and services produced within a country in a single year
developed countries countries with strong economies and a high quality of life
developing countries countries with less productive economies and a lower quality of life
globalization the process in which countries are increasingly linked to each other through culture and trade
popular culture refers to culture traits that are well known and widely accepted
interdependence a relationship between countries in which they rely on one another for resources, goods, or services
United Nations (UN) an organization of the world's countries that promotes peace and security around the globe
humanitarian aid assistance to people in distress
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