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KS History Key Terms

Chapter 1, Lessons 1 - 3

an object made by people or used in the past artifact
a one-sided point of view bias
the research or investigation of past events historical inquiry
the study of the ways in which history is written and the changes of interpretation of events over time or through point of view historiography
spoken history that one person tells to another oral history
an understanding of events and people based on the accepted ideas and values of the time period being studied perspective
a firsthand, or eyewitness, account or original object or document from the past primary source
an account or summary of an event based on the study of one or more primary sources; a secondhand account of an event secondary source
an underground pool of water aquifer
very dry arid
a community of interacting living things and their environment ecosystems
a process for supplying water to crops by redirecting it from another location irrigation
a scientist who studies the fossils of plants and animals paleontologist
a natural characteristic of the land such as climate, landforms, soils, plants, and animals physical features
a flat, treeless landscape that receives low levels of rainfall plain
the moisture that reaches the ground each year from rain, snow, sleet, hail, and mist precipitation
a natural or man-made pond or lake used for the storage and control of water reservoir
to raise or grow plants cultivate
the process by which the surface of the earth is worn away by water, glaciers, winds, waves, etc. erosion
a slow-moving mass of ice glacier
something made by people human features
resources that exist in a limited supply or take millions of years to replace nonrenewable resources
resources the are unlimited or can be easily replenished renewable resources
material such as stones and sand deposited by water, wind, or glaciers sediment
a barrier of trees and shrubs that protects against the wind and reduces erosion shelterbelt
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