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Unit 1/2

Prepare for our first test on Unit 1 and Unit 2!

TermDefinition
Location Where a place is
Place What a place is like, using physical and human charecteristics
absolute location the exact spot on earth using latitude and longitude coordiantes
Latitude Runs east west, also known as parallels, measures distance from the equator
Longitude Runs north to south, also known as meridians, measures distance from the Prime Meridian
History Written record of the past
Prehistory Before written records of the past
Movement the way people, animals, goods, and ideas get from place to place
Push factors negative factors that force people to move
Pull factors positive factors that draw people to a place
Region Areas that share something in common
HEI Human Environment Interaction, how people affect the environment and how the environment affects people
Culture the way people live
Culture Traits Specific traits of a culture, ex: food, dress, religion, holdiays
Government Government is the system of people, laws, and officials that define and control a region
Economy the wealth and resources of a country or region, especially in terms of the production and consumption of goods and services.
Market/Free Economy Driven by the consumers AKA CAPITALISM ex- USA
Command Economy Controlled by the government ex- North Korea
Renewable Resources natural resources that replenish themselves ex: wind, water, solar
Nonrenewable Resources natural resources that do not replenish ex: oil, coal
Natural Resources Things people use that are created by nature
Cultural Interdependence Cultures that depend on one another for goods, Information, Protection, Entertainment, etc.
Physical Features/Charecteristics natural characteristics of the earth made my nature Examples: mountains, rivers (landforms and water forms)
Human Features/Characteristics characteristics of the earth created by humans Examples: roads, buildings, cities, population, culture, boundaries
Archaeology the study of human activity through the recovery and analysis of material culture
Artifact an object made by a human being, typically an item of cultural or historical interest.
Technology The ability for humans to make things that can help control their environment
Paleolithic Old Stone Age, longest period, people were hunters and gatherers, nomadic
Neolithic New Stone Age, people began farming, sedentary, building cities, time of Agricultural Revolution
Nomads people who do not stay long in one place, Follows wild plants, animals, and seasonal accommodations.
Agriculture systematic farming
Surplus an extra amount
Domestication taming or adaptation for human use
Artisan person who creates art or a craft
Agricultural Revolution AKA Neolithic Revolution The period of hundreds of years in which humans learned to use agriculture
Limited Governement Rulers and citizens must follow the laws of the country
Unlimited Government Rulers are not bound by laws and have unlimited power
Geography Study of the earth
Monarchy Type of government in which a king or queen rules
Mixed Economy An economy that uses elements of command (gov't control) and market (individuals in control)
Traditional Economy economy based on traditions, trading, bartering.... ex: Inuits
Culture Region an area where people share a language, history, and set of beliefs
Benefits of Fire Protection, light, cooking
Revolution A big change
Bronze material responsible for ending the stone age
Civilization humans living and working together for the betterment of the whole
relative location location based on a relation to another place ex. around the corner from Albertsons
technology the ability for humans to create/innovate ways to control their environment
Created by: Ms. Shannon
 

 



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