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EOY-Review 2016-17

Social Studies Blue Print

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Three Gorges Dam - the world’s largest hydroelectric dam based on generating capacity; located in China.
Urbanization - the process by which towns and cities are formed and become larger as more and more people begin living and working in central areas.
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) - the total (market) value of all goods and services produced in a country in a given year
subsistence farming farming to grow only enough food for families to eat, not to sell
Treaty -an agreement between two or more countries
Buddhism a religion founded in 525 B.C. in India by Siddhartha Gautama
settlement a place where people establish a community
fertile soil on the plain is ideal for growing crops
Indigenous native to the area in which something is found
seasons change around the world due to tilt and the revolution of the Earth.
Hemisphere - a half of the Earth.
Mediterranean climates a climate that has hot, dry summers and mild, rainy winters
literacy rate the percentage of people who can read and write
latitude are imaginary horizontal lines that measure the distance north or south of the equator
longitude are imaginary verticle lines that measure the distance east or west of the prime meridian
Apartheid the legal separation of the races; a system that denied black South Africans their rights
cultural diffusion a spreading of ideas and practices from one culture to another.
Export goods being sent out/sold of one country to another country.
Import goods being shipped in/bought from one country to another.
Cold War a long period of political tension without fighting between the United States and the Soviet Union, roughly from 1948 to 1991
Push/Pull Factors things that push people out (war, lack of jobs, food, etc.); or pull people in (looking for a better life, jobs, education, etc.).
Monsoons a wind in the Indian Ocean that brings a change in season; the winds during the summer months bring heavy rains. In winter months they are very dry.
Personnel people employed in an organization or engaged in an organized undertaking such as military service.
Infer deduce or conclude (information) from evidence and reasoning rather than from explicit statements.
conclusion a judgment or decision reached by reasoning
conclude arrive at a judgment or opinion by reasoning
Significant sufficiently great or important to be worthy of attention; noteworthy.
political cartoon are defined as illustrations or comic strips containing a political or social message that usually relates to current events or personalities.
Isolation separation or being set apart from others
Created by: conroeisd