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HMS SS Final

HMS 6th grade Social Studies Final - Key terms and ideas

polytheism the worship of many gods
irrigation a way of supplying water
social pyramid / social hierarchy / social class a system of grouping people by rank or class
delta a triangle-shaped area of land, made by soil deposited at the mouth of a river
hieroglyphics Egyptian writing system using picture symbols to represent sounds
griot African storyteller; passes oral history from one generation to another
sahel a narrow strip of grassland that borders the desert
colonization the act of settling an area and taking over
imperialism the control of a region or country by another country
apartheid placing people in categories based on race; a system of laws in South Africa in which it was made legal to discriminate on the basis of race
segregation separating people based on race
folktale stories told to teach morals and values
plateau large areas of mostly leveled land; Africa is called the “Plateau Continent”
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