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McClure SS Vocab #1

Social Studies The study of people, their activities, their customs, and their institutions in relationship to other people. The 5 parts of Social Studies are government, economics, history, geography, and culture.
Government A group of people who have the power to make and enforce laws for a country or area
Economics The study of how people meet their wants and needs
History The study of the past
Geography The study of the human and nonhuman features of Earth
Culture The beliefs, customs, practices, and the behaviors of a particular nation or group of people
Absolute Location exact position on Earth in terms of longitude and latitude
Relative Location location of a place relative to another place
Place mix of human and nonhuman features at a given location
Region area with at least one unifying physical or human feature, such as climate, landform, population, or history
Movement how people, goods, and ideas get from one place to another
Human-environment Interaction how people affect their environment and how their environment affects them
Created by: McClure 6 SS