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Geography!

Vocabulary from our Geography unit!

TermDefinition
Basin A deep sink in the ground, with a low elevation. (Ex.- The Grand Canyon)
Continent A large land mass surrounded by water.
Continental Divide The point of highest elevation in North America. It is in the Rocky Mountains, and it determines the direction that all of the rivers in the US flow.
Eurasia Europe and Asia are not entirely surrounded by water, so some people refer to them by this name.
Elevation The height of land above sea level.
Range Mountains
Interior Inside
Fertile Good for growing crops
Latitude A horizontal line used to determine location on the Earth (Ex.- The Equator). LAT IS FLAT!
Longitude A vertical line used to determine location on the Earth (Ex.- The Prime Meridian. THINK OF LoNG HAIR!
Plain Flat land
Erode Wering away (Ex.-What is happening to the Appalachian Highlands)
Depict Show
Highlands Mountains
Isolated Alone/Separated
Varying Differing
Rugged Rough
Inland Interior (inside) of our country--away from the coasts/oceans.
Death Valley The lowest point on the North American continent. It is located in the Basin and Range.
Sierra Nevadas and Cascades Mountain ranges that border the Coastal Range and Basin and Range regions.
Port City A city near a large body of water (Ex.-New York City, Chicago, San Francisco)
Harbor A dock or port. A parking spot for you boat.
Tributary A river or stream that connects to a larger river or stream.
Created by: hankinson_clore