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Social Science/D Mak

Social Sciences & Decision Making Vocabulary Terms

What is history? History is a story of successes and failures from the past that has shaped our world today.
What is a philosopher? A person who seeks wisdom or enlightenment.
What is geography? Geography is the study of our surroundings.
What is an environment? Environment is our surroundings.
What is absolute location? Absolute location is an exact location on Earth, expressed in latitude and longitude.
What is latitude? Latitude is an imaginary line that measures a location's distance north or south of the Equator.
What is longitude? Longitude is an imaginary line that measures a location's distance east or west of the Prime Meridian.
What is relative location? Location described by where it is in relation or compared to somewhere else.
What is human geography? Human geography is a description of a place using characteristics that include land forms, climate, vegetation, and other natural characteristics.
What is political science? Political science is a study of the different types of governments.
What is civic life? An aspect of life that looks at how citizens' decisions affect the local community and its decisions.
What is personal life? An aspect of life that includes decisions people make about their own personal interests.
What is politics? Politics is a process through which people with different opinions are able to reach decisions together that are agreed to and enforced.
What is government? The people and institutions in a society that have the authority to make, carry out, and enforce laws and settle disputes (system by which a country is organized)
What is economics? Economics is the study of how decisions are made about how to allocate, or distribute, limited resources to satisfy unlimited wants.
What is scarcity? Scarcity is a situation that exists when there is unlimited demand but not enough supply of a good or services.
What is trade? Trade is a voluntary exchange of goods and services among people and countries.
What is specialization? Specialization is when a country focuses on producing the goods and services they can make best and trading for what they are unable to produce.
What is domestic? Having to do with one's own country
What is globalization? Development of an increasingly worldwide economy
What is a decision? Determination reached after consideration
What is an issue? A problem that needs to be solved.
What are options? Options are choices.
What are consequences? Consequences are outcomes.
What are values? Values are what is most important to a person.
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