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Global 9 - Geography

NYS Regents Global 9 Common Core - Geography, Race, Culture terms

TermDefinition
meridian an imaginary circle passing through the North and South poles
parallel any of the imaginary lines representing degrees of latitude that encircle the earth parallel to the plane of the Equator (0 degrees)
hemisphere north or south divided by the Equator; west or east divided by Prime Meridian
continent one of the seven primary land masses of the earth
region a large portion of the earth's surface unified by common physical or human characteristics such as language, culture, economic activity or political system
ocean one of the four primary divisions of the earth's salt water surface
sea a relatively large body of salt water completely or partially enclosed by land
strait a narrow channel, joining two larger bodies of water
bay a body of water partially enclosed by land with a mouth accessible to the sea
gulf a large area of a sea or ocean partially enclosed by land
lake a large inland body of fresh or salt water
river a large natural flowing stream of water emptying into an ocean, a lake, or another body of water
mountain a significant natural elevation of the earth's surface having considerable mass and generally steep sides
race a set of bodily features shared by a group of people
culture is affected by one's environment; is learned
ethnocentrism the belief that one's culture is superior to others
racism the belief that one's race is superior to others
cultural diffusion the spread of one culture to another
Created by: kimhatch