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Social Studies

The World Continents, Oceans, and Social Sciences

TermDefinition
social studies A study of the social sciences, like poitical science history, sociology, and many others
continents The seven landmasses on Earth. They are Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Australia, and Antarctica
ocean A vast body of salt water. They are the Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Arctic, and Antarctica
prime meridian An imaginary line that goes vertical and divides the world into the Western and Eastern hemispheres
equator An imaginary line that goes horizontal and divides the world into the Northern and Southern hemispheres
geography A social sciences that explores mans' relationship with the topographical features of the world
compass rose A design used on maps to indicate the North, South, East, West, points of a compass
latitude An angular distance north or south on the earth's surface, as measured from the equator
longitude An angular distance east or west on the earth's surface, as measured from the prime meridian
Oxnard a city whose coordinates are 34 degrees North, 119 degrees West
history The study of human existence throughout time focusing on important people and civilizations
civilization a large group of people living and working together in a well-organized way, like the Romans
ancient something very, very old, like the pyramids in Egypt
basic needs they are the food, clothing and shelter people need to live.
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