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Chapter 1

Using Geography Skills

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__________ describes where a geographic feature is located by referring to other features around it. Relative location
According to historians, the period known as Modern History began about five __________. centuries ago
The path each planet follows around the sun is called its __________. orbit
In the Northern Hemisphere, the day of the year with the fewest hours of sunlight is the __________. winter solstice
What geographic theme involves characteristics that make a location unique. place
__________ provide(s) detailed photographs for creating maps. A satellite
The Earth circles the sun every __________. 365 1/4 days
Temperatures are always cool or cold near the North and South Poles because.... the Poles receive only slanted rays from the sun.
 



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