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Unit1 Glossary

Unit1 Glossary

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Grade 3: Communities Around the World
Unit 1 Geography
Glossary
Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCESGrade 3 Integrated Social Studies/English Language Arts CurriculumPage 1 Revised 7/4/2007
 
Unit 1 Geography Glossary
basin an area of low land surrounded by higherland
 
border
a boundary especially of a country or state
 coastline
the outline or shape of the land along the ocean
 canyon a narrow steep valley
 
cardinal direction north, south, east, or westclimate the average weather conditions of aparticular place or region over a period of years
 
compass rose a device that shows the cardinal and intermediatedirectionscontinent a large land mass of which there are seven on ourplanet
 
desert dry land with few plants and little rainfall
 
geography the natural parts of an area, a science that dealswith the location of living and nonliving things onearth and the way they affect one anotherglobe a model of the earthgrid a network of horizontal and perpendicular linesused to locate points or places
 
gulf a part of the ocean that is partially surrounded bylandhill gently sloping land that is not as high as amountain
 
intermediate direction northwest, southeast, northeast, southwest
 
island land surrounded by water
 
key an explanation of the symbols on a map or chart;also called a legend
 
lake water surrounded by land
 
landform a natural feature of a land surface
 
latitude distance north or south from the equatormeasured in degreeslegend an explanation of the symbols on a map or chart,also called a key
 

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