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Unit 1 Vocabulary

Think Like a Geographer

TermDefinition
geography The study of the spatial characteristics of the world's land and people.
location An exact point on the earth's surface.
place Describes the features that make a site unique.
movement Why people and things move.
human-environment interaction How people interact with their environments.
culture Beliefs, customs, and traditions of a specific group of people.
institutions Long-standing practices, traditions, or customs that regulate a group.
cultural trait A characteristic, such as language, beliefs, food, or customs that is shared by a group.
cultural region A spatial area that is characterized by a population that shares common beliefs, history, language, customs, and traditions.
map A two-dimensional, or flat, representation of Earth's surface or a portion of it.
map legend Lists and explains the symbols and colors used on a map.
compass rose A drawing that shows the orientation of north, south, west, and east on a map.
globe A round model of the Earth.
region An area of Earth distinguished b a distinctive combination of cultural and physical features.
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