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SS Unit 1 Vocab

adapt to change something about yourself in order to fit new conditions
modify to make changes to an area
environment: the geographic characteristics that surround and affect the way people live
climate pattern of weather over a period of time ; includes temperature and amount of precipitation
vegetation all the plant life in an area
population the number of people living in an area
biome a biological community of plants and animals characterized by its vegetation
tundra a cold, dry region covered with snow for more than half the year; large treeless plain where the subsoil is always frozen
grassland flat or rolling areas of land covered with grasses
plains large areas of flat land
tropical rainforest: a dense tropical forest that receives lots of rain year round
mountain a landform that is very high and steep
desert an area with less than 10 inches of rain per year and a rocky, sandy surface
Mesoamerica an area made up of Mexico and Central America
Western Hemisphere half of the earth west of the Prime Meridian
Central America narrow strip of land (isthmus) containing seven countries that connects North America and South America
Latin America area South of the United States (includes Mexico, Central America, Caribbean and South America)
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