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WHEH1314

World History and more

TermDefinition
social institutions organizations created to meet the needs of people, such as food, clothing, shelter, safety
society people within a region or community who have similar laws,customs,and organizations
religion a shared set of beliefs involving the worship of a higher power
specialization specific roles or jobs that require unique skills
polytheistic worshipping or believing in more than one god
monotheistic worshipping or believing in only one God
cultural diffusion the process of adopting ideas, beliefs, and languages from other cultures over time
civilization a society with a dense population, agricultural economy, cities, social hierarchies, specialization, central government, monuments, a writing system, and a belief system
democracy rule by the people, or, government in which many people are able to participate
monarchy a government where a king or queen has the power to rule
population density a measure of how many people exist in a per unit area, such per square mile, per middle school classroom, per county
life expectancy the number of years that a person will probably live according to statistics; the average life span of a person
5 themes of geography the big ideas that help people understand the physical features of the earth and the interaction of people upon the earth
desertification the process of a loss in vegetation and the creation of drier soil through natural and human causes
absolute location the exact location of a place on earth by the use of a grid system like latitude and longitude
timeline a diagram that shows the order in which events happened
social issues problems, such as inadequate shelter or contaminated water, that affect many or all people in society
economic indicator statistics on trade that help us understand how the economy is doing
market economy what is produced and sold is based on what consumers are willing to buy and the price they will pay (supply and demand)
GDP the total value of goods and services produced within a country in a year (gross domestic product)
literacy rate the number of people who can read and write
theocracy a government ruled by religious authority from god
interdependence depending on each other
economic activities different ways people use resources to make goods and services
globalization spreading and connecting all over the world through trade and transportation
depend on the environment to rely on nature for important things in life
modify the environment to change the natural surroundings
adapt to the environment when people change to fit the environment
population distribution the way the population is spread out over an area
relative location where a place is located in relation to other places
Created by: Chipchak