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Vocab Notes

Chapter 1 Study Guide

6th Grade Social Studies


Vocab: (should be in your notes)

geography: 

relative location: 

absolute location: 

physical features: 

human features: 

regions: 

cause: 

effect: 

culture: 

society: 

heritage: 

history: 

chronology:

evidence: 

oral history:

perspectives: 

historical empathy:

analyze: 

primary:

secondary:

government :

civics:

civic participation:

economy :

Economics :

theory: 

continental drift: 

fault: 

magma: 

lava: 

weathering:

glaciers: 

erosion: 

deposition: 

delta: 

Trench:
currents:
tidal waves:
tides:
water cycle:
tributaries:
river system:
drainage basin:
rift:
reservoir:

climate:
temperate:
tropic:
altitude:
rain shadow:
vegetation:
rain forests:
arid:


Why History:

- Know examples of human features and physical features

- Be able to tell why oral history is unreliable

- Be able to give relative directions for something (the flag in Ms. A's class, for example)

- What makes evidence important in history?

- How does perspective effect a story?

Plate Tectonics:

  • What does the theory say?

  • What did the earth look like before movement began?

  • How does movement affect continents?

  • What is a fault and where does it happen?

Volcanoes:

  • How are they formed?

  • What do we call the molten rock above ground? Below ground?

Weathering:

  • What things cause weathering?

  • What is erosion?

  • What is deposition?

  • How is a delta formed?

Ocean:

  • How is the landscape underwater similar to on land?

  • Describe the deepest trench

  • How is a tidal wave formed?

Rivers:

  • What is a river system? (what things are included in this)

  • What is a drainage basin?

  • Know one way a lake can be formed.

Know how to read Latitude and Longitude

Know what the prime meridian and the equator are (and where to find them)

Climate:

  • How does distance from the equator (latitude) affect climate?

  • What makes a place tropic (where does it have to be in relation to the equator)?

  • How does water effect temperature of land?

  • How does altitude affect climate?

  • How much rain does a place need to be called rainforest?

  • How much rain does a place need to be called arid?

  • How do plants in arid places adapt? (in book not notes)

  • What are the causes of desertification?

Population Distribution:

  • Know how environment makes people choose where to live (what makes people go to certain places?)

  • What is migration and why does it happen?

  • What is urbanization and why does it happen?

  • What is a metropolitan area?

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