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Topic 2

The geography and Native Peoples of Massachusetts

physical features the physical characteristics of an area (what it looks like)
region an area of a country or world
geography the study of Earth and the people, plants, and animals living in it
port a place on the water where boats can dock
mountain range a line of mountains connected by high ground
monadnock a rocky hill or mountain standing alone
cape a point of land that juts out into a large body of water
shoreline a line where a body of water meets the land
bay an inlet of the sea where the land curves inward
political map a map used to show the boundaries of areas and the location of major cities
boundary a dividing line separating areas
country a nation with its own government
state [ a political region within a country
capital an important city within a state
reservations/ tribal territories areas of land lived on and used by Native tribes
settlement a place where people set up a colony
Native Americans the people who lived in America for centuries before the Europeans arrived and who still live here today
New England States Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine (6 states)
Created by: abington



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