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7th Grade Unit 1


Mountains High, steep, rugged land that can rise to an elevation or height of over 5,000 feet
Valley Lower and flatter areas of land between mountains
Plains Large areas of very flat/level land. Many people settle on this type of land
Geography The study of Earth's physical features, and human activity
Region Areas defined by landform (continents and mountain ranges), climate, soil, and natural vegetation
Migration To move from place to place, usually out of a need, such as being in search of food
Ice Age Long period of time when much of the Earth's surface was covered in ice
Theory An idea that scientists use to explain something that is usually backed up by facts
Land Bridge An area of land between Asia and North America that was exposed during the Ice Age. Humans and animals were thought to have crossed this land when entering North America.
Natural Environment The area you live in which includes land, natural resources and climate.
Climate The general weather patterns, events, and precipitation of a given region
Resources Natural materials in your environment that can be used for housing, clothing, food, etc.
Adapting Changing how you live based on your resources, climate, and environment
Secondary Source An account or analysis made by someone who did not experience an event. Usually based on research and evidence
Primary Source An artifact that was produced at the time of a historical event and is a firsthand account
Nomad A person who travels, usually in search of food, often and doesn't have a permanent home.
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