Global Studies Vocabulary


Use these words to make vocabulary note cards to study for each chapter!


Ch 1-The Tools of Geography

absolute location

relative location

distortion

map projections

compass rose

cardinal directions

intermediate directions

map legend

map grid

map scale

parallels of latitude

meridians of longitude

prime meridian

International Date Line

hemispheres

Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn

Arctic Circle, Antarctic Circle

tropical zones, temperate zones, polar zones


Geography Standard One Packet

sub-regions

hierarchy

urban hierarchy

primate cities

interdependence

accessibility

complementarity

diffusion

cholera



Ch 2- Seeing the World Like a Geographer

thematic maps (political map, physical features map, climate zones map, vegetation zone map, population density map, economic activity map, region map)

physical features (physical characteristics)

landforms (peninsula, plateau, canyon, mountains, plains, isthmus...)

bodies of water (rivers, lakes, oceans, seas, bay, gulf...)

climate

climate zones (12 world zones)

precipitation

climagraph

vegetation

vegetation zones (7 world zones)

human features (human characteristics)

population density

dense

sparse

economic activity

natural resources

fossil fuels

hydroelectric power

regions