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Chapter 1 vocabulary

primary source What is a description of an event by someone who witnessed or lived through that event?
secondary source This is a source created by people who were not present at an event.
point of view This is an idea held by a person or group that cause them to take a side on an issue.
bias What is unreasoned, emotional judgment about people and events called?
frame of reference What are experiences and cultural and historical factors that influence a person or group at a specific time?
cause This is the first event or person that makes something happen.
effect What is the result of a cause called?
inference This is a conclusion that is formed using information that is not stated directly.
plagiarism What is the presentation of the ideas or words of another person as your own without offering credit to that person?
bibliography This is a list of books, articles, and other sources used in research.
geography What is the study of Earth and its peoples, places, and environment?
relative location This is the location of one place compared to another place.
absolute location What is the exact location of something?
latitude These are the lines on a map that run east to west.
longitude What are the lines on a map that run north to south?
Equator This is a line of latitude that runs around the middle of Earth.
Prime Meridian What is the starting point for measuring longitude?
environment This is the natural surroundings of a place.
climate What is the average weather in an area over a long period of time called?
resource What is the material that can be used to produce crops or other products?
hemisphere What is each half of Earth called?
key This is the feature on a map that explains the symbols, colors, and lines on a map.
compass rose What is the feature on a map that shows direction?
scale What is the relationship between distances on the map and on Earth?
thematic map This is the map that shows specialized information.
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