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SS Chapter 1

Vocabulary Words

What is a glacier? thick sheet of ice
What is irrigation? method to water crops by channeling water from rivers or streams
What is a surplus? extra
What is a civilization? advanced culture in which people have developed cities,science, and industries
What is a culture? a way of life
What is a culture area? region in which groups of people have a similar way of life
What is a kayak? small boat made of skin
What is a potlatch? ceremony at which the hosts showered their guests with gifts
What is an adobe? sun-dried brick
What is a clan? group of families that were related to one another
What is a sachem? tribal chief
What is navigation? science of locating the position and plotting the course of ships
What is monotheism? idea that there is only one God
What is salvation? everlasting life
What is direct democracy? form of government in which an assembly of ordinary citizens makes decisions
What is republic? form of government in which people choose representatives to govern them
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