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SS CH 3: 1-5

5th grade Social Studies Ch. 3 Lessons 1-5

TermDefinition
Merchant Someone who buys and sells goods to earn for money.
Kingdom A place ruled by a king or queen.
Caravan A group of people and animals who travel together.
Technology The use of scientific knowledge and tools to do things better and more rapidly.
Navigation The science of planning and controlling the direction of a ship
Astrolabe A tool that measures the height of the sun or a star above the horizon.
Profit The money a business has left over once all of its expenses have been paid.
Slavery A cruel system in which people are bought and sold and made to work without pay.
Slavery A cruel system in which people are bought and sold and made to work without pay.
Settlement A small community of people living in a new place.
Epidemic An outbreak of disease that spreads quickly and affects many people.
Circumnavigate To sail completely around something.
Expedition A journey to achieve a goal.
Conquistador Spanish for conqueror
Empire Many nations or territories ruled by a single group or leader
Colony An area of land ruled by another country.
Mission A religious community where priests taught Christianity.
Hacienda A large farm or ranch, often with its own village and church.
Convert To change a religion or belief.
Revolt A violent uprising against a ruler.
Created by: ashoup