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World Geo. Mid-term

9th grade World Geo. Mid-term

is the exact place on Earth where a geographic feature, such as a city, is found. Absolute Location
describes a place in comparison to other places around it. Relative Location
imaginary lines that run parallel to the equator. Latitude
also known as a mapmaker; reduces some types of distortion by using different types of map projections. Cartographer
is a weather satellite, flies in sync with the Earth's rotation. GOES
helps you see the types of land-forms and bodies of water found in a specific area. Physical Map
show features on earth's surface that humans created. Political Map
emphasize specific kinds of information, such as climate or population density. Thematic Map
a map of natural and man-made features on the earth. Topographic Map
is the imaginary line that is dividing the Earth east and west. Prime Meridian
is the imaginary line that divides the north and south halves of the Earth. Equator
the name given to the super continent. Pangaea
is the part of the Earth where plants and animals live. Biosphere
is the center of the Earth and is made up of iron and nickel. Core
is made up of water elements on the Earth. Hydrosphere
contains most of Earth's mass and consists of several layers, layer surrounding the core, holds the most mass of the Earth. Mantle
location in the Earth where an earthquake begins. Focus
a special device that can detect earthquakes and measures their waves. Seismograph
3 types of boundaries and what each consist of. Divergent - means plates move apart, Convergent - Plates that are colliding into each other, and Transform - Plates sliding past one another
2 ways culture changes. Innovation, and diffusion
Largest of all religions. Christianity
Oldest monotheistic religion Judaism
Death rate Mortality rate
consists of the basic support systems needed to keep an economy going. Infrastructure
region containing twelves states of the North Central US, also known as Nations Bread Basket, and America's Heartland. Midwest
Middle Atlantic States three northern states of New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey
our country's cultural and financial center. New York City
most rapidly growing region of the U.S. West
3 branches of U.S. government and what each does. Executive--Enforces the law, Judicial--Interprets, Legislative--makes the laws
a land bridge that once connected Siberia and Alaska. Beringia
North America’s most important deep water ship route. St. Lawrence Seaway
Canada's longest river. Mackenzie River
large swamp lands in Africa Everglades
2 major mountain chains of U.S./Which is older? Rocky, and Appalachians. Appalachians is the oldest
North America's highest mountain, in Alaska Mt. McKinley
hottest point in North America. Death Valley
Canada's newest territory, it's name means "Our Land" Nunavut
Eskimos Inuits
public land set aside for natives by the government Reserves
canada's westernmost province British Columbia
Both of Canada's core provinces? Quebec and Ontario
The cowboys of Argentina and Uruguay Gauchos
2nd largest river in the world Amazon River
West Indies Bahamas, Greater Antilles, and Lesser Antilles
Large system of mountain ranges located along the pacific coast of central and south America Andes Mountains
mark positions in the east and west hemispheres. Longitude
Canada's first native American peoples First Nations
Created by: P.V.A.
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