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1 Social Studies Dictionary Student s Name

2 A absolute location the location on the globe using address, grid coordinates or the imaginary lines of and agriculture the growing of and rearing of allegiance devotion or artifact made by and used by archaeologists and historians to recreate a picture of the 2

3 B blueprint something intended as a for something else, i.e. a blueprint for a house, pattern for a skirt business a commercial or industrial and the people who constitute it C capital resource made by people and to produce goods and services change make, cause a transformation chronological order arranged in order of occurrence 3

4 citizen a or naturalized of a state or other community citizenship status of being a of a nation, one who owes allegiance to the government and is entitled to its protection and to political rights city a community that has lots of and City Council the equivalent of the branch for a City Hall a that houses administrative offices of a municipal government City Manager an appointed as the administrative of a city civic of or relating to or to a 4

5 commercial, often unrefined, to and distribute in large quantities for use by industry Common Good the benefit of compass rose graphic that indicates the north on a or globe community a where people, work and play. conflict an open between two opposing groups or individuals consequence something that follows from an action or condition 5

6 conservation the, preservation, management or restoration of wildlife and of such as forests, soil and water consumer a who buys the products or services a business produces continent one of large bodies of land on Earth corporation an of people legally bound together by a charter to conduct some type of business country an area of land with its own county the largest territorial of a 6

7 culture the shared by a group of people D data about something that can be used in calculating, or planning decade a period of years decision a or judgment democracy government in which the is by the and used by them directly or indirectly through representation democratic values that are for people to follow and that the is based upon (life, liberty, pursuit of happiness, common good, justice, equality, diversity, truth, popular sovereignty, patriotism) 7

8 desert land with few plants and rainfall direction the that something moves, or lies distance the or amount of space two points, lines, surfaces or objects diversity the condition of being E economy how things are and in a community 8

9 event something that which is usually evidence something you can or understand which something else executive branch of government that makes sure the are experience or knowledge gained by actually or feeling a thing F factory a or set of buildings that goods feature a or detail that stands out 9

10 federal a form of government in which is between a central power and individual units forest a thick growth of and underbrush covering a large area freedom ability to or act freely future coming the time G geography the study of goods, personal property 10

11 government the and work that keep a running smoothly H history what happened in the human resource the who work for a business I individual person, a person, animal or thing 11

12 industry any branch of, trade or interview a meeting to over something special, i.e. asking to find out about another person J judicial of, having something to do with a of law or the administration of justice justice the quality of being just, 12

13 K key a table the used in the map L label an item used to something or someone labor, workers as a group lake of with land all around it landfill disposal of material by it under layers of earth 13

14 land use the of the environment or wilderness into built environment such as fields, pastures and settlements law a in a community that tells people what they can and cannot do legend a explanation or of the appearing on a map or chart legislative the body of government that the limited resource a reserve source of supply such as a material or mineral that is for M 14

15 map, usually on a flat surface, of a region of the marsh an area of soft, lowlying land usually consisting of vegetation that transitions between water and land mayor the of government of a or town money the officially currency, and notes issued by a government mountain kind of on earth 15

16 N natural resource an that comes from, such as fish, trees and water North America a in the western hemisphere connected to South America by the Isthmus of Panama O opportunity cost what is when a decision is made to buy or do something P past a or event, something that has already happened patriotism a of one s own country 16

17 perspective a of personal something that is closely to an physical characteristic a special or that makes an individual or group different from another plains large area of, many different types of grow on plains with few trees pledge a or agreement that must be kept policy a course of chosen to people in making decisions 17

18 present being or happening primary source that comes directly from a experience private having to do with a person or group producer a person or business that to be sold production the of items to be sold public open to or shared by public issue a point of or that affects everybody public service a or job that all members of the can use, such as the public library 18

19 public works projects that help everyone in a community like streets, parks and bridges R raw materials substance in its state, any product that comes from nature recreation, amusement recycle to treat or something in order for it to be used again region any large of the surface 19

20 relative location a of a place in to another residential of or having something to do with, suitable for homes or residences resolution thing decided on, thing responsibility being responsible, sense of rights a just claim, something that is to a river a body of that through land 20

21 S scale of a plan, map, drawing or model with what it represents secondary source information that does come from firsthand experience services act or acts, aid, being useful to others source a person or place which anything comes from or is specialization the act of perusing some branch of study or work state a part of a ; the United States has 50 states 21

22 statement something, account, report symbol something that or represents something else T taxes money that and businesses must in order to a government timeline a of related arranged in chronological order and displayed along a line town - a with buildings and people that is than a trade countries things they have for things they 22

23 transportation a means or system for people and freight one place to another (airplanes, boats, trucks, trains and cars) V valley places between hills or mountains values ideas that we think of, regard as important or useful vehicle any means of carrying or, such as a car, carriage, cart, wagon or sled voting to your choice or wish on an issue or candidate for office W wants or things 23

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