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Geography skills

Part 1

  1. continent
  2. ocean
  3. hemisphere
  4. equator
  5. latitude
  6. parallel
  7. longitude
  8. meridian
  9. prime meridian

Part 2

  1. cardinal directions
  2. intermediate directions
  3. compass rose
  4. scale
  5. symbol
  6. map key
  7. locator

Part 3

  1. political map
  2. physical map
  3. relief map
  4. elevation map
  5. road map
  6. historical map

                                                       

Unit 1

Chapter 1

Lesson 1

  1. culture
  2. diversity
  3. unity
  4. values
  5. immigrant
  6. ancestor
  7. ethnic group
  8. census
  9. population
  10. prejudice

Lesson 2

  1. Constitution
  2. democracy
  3. republic
  4. federal
  5. citizen
  6. civil rights

Lesson 3

  1. history
  2. historian
  3. primary source
  4. oral history
  5.  secondary source
  6. perspective

Chapter 2

Lesson 1

  1. geography
  2. region
  3. landform
  4. megalopolis
  5. interdependent

Lesson 2

  1. climate
  2. temperature
  3. precipitation
  4. arid
  5. humid

Lesson 3

  1. natural resource
  2. nonrenewable resource
  3. renewable resource
  4. mineral
  5. fossil fuel
  6. environment
  7. economy
  8. pollution
  9. acid rain
  10. conservation
  11. recycle

                                                       

Unit 2

Chapter 3

Lesson 1

  1. civilization
  2. surplus
  3. specialize
  4. archaeologist

Lesson 2

  1. empire
  2. tribute
  3. slavery

Lesson 3

  1. artifact

  2. drought

  3. irrigation

Chapter 4

Lesson 1

  1. technology

  2. totem pole

  3. potlatch

Lesson 2

  1. pueblo

  2. adobe

  3. kachina

Lesson 3

  1. lodge

  2. prairie

  3. teepee

  4. travois

  5. coup stick

  6. jerky

Lesson 4

  1. longhouse

  2. wampum

  3. clan

  4. Iroquois Confederacy

  5. compromise

Chapter 5

Lesson 1

  1. magnetic compass

Lesson 2

  1. caravan

  2. malaria

Lesson 3

  1. Renaissance

  2. navigation

  3. caravel

                                                       

Unit 3

Chapter 6

Lesson 1

  1. expedition

  2. colony

  3. Columbian exchange

Lesson 2

  1. conquistador

Lesson 3

  1. encomienda

  2. missionary

Chapter 7

Lesson 1

  1. charter

  2. armada

Lesson 2

  1. Northwest Passage

  2. profit

Lesson 3

  1. stock

  2. cash crop

  3. indentured servant

  4. House of Burgesses

Lesson 4

  1. Mayflower Compact

  2. sachem

                                                       

Unit 4

Chapter 8

Lesson 1

  1. covenant

  2. tolerate

Lesson 2

  1. Conestoga

Lesson 3

  1. proprietor

  2. debtor

  3. indigo

Chapter 9

Lesson 1

  1. autobiography

  2. slave trade

Lesson 2

  1. export

  2. import

  3. agriculture

  4. free enterprise

  5. industry

  6. triangular trade

  7. Middle Passage

Lesson 3

  1. plantation

  2. slave codes

  3. overseer

Lesson 4

  1. frontier

  2. almanac

  3. backcountry

Chapter 10

Lesson 1

  1. mission

Lesson 2

  1. portage

  2. voyageur

  3. coureur de bois

Lesson 3

  1. French and Indian War

  2. Treaty of Paris

  3. Proclamation of 1763

                                                       

Unit 5

Chapter 11

Lesson 1

  1. assembly

  2. town meeting

  3. militia

  4. delegate

Lesson 2

  1. liberty

  2. rebel

  3. Stamp Act

  4. treason

  5. Sons of Liberty

  6. repeal

  7. Townshend Acts

  8. boycott

  9. Committees of  Correspondence

  10. Boston Tea Party

  11. Intolerable Acts

Lesson 3

  1. First Continental Congress

  2. petition

  3. minutemen

  4. American Revolution

  5. Battle of Bunker Hill

Chapter 12

Lesson 1

  1. Second Continental Congress

  2. Continental Army

  3. traitor

  4. Declaration of Independence

Lesson 2

  1. mercenary

  2. Loyalist

  3. Patriot

Lesson 3

  1. Treaty of Paris

Chapter 13

Lesson 1

  1. Articles of Confederation

  2. Shay's Rebellion

  3. Northwest Ordinance

  4. territory

  5. statehood

Lesson 2

  1. Constitutional Convention

  2. Virginia Plan

  3. legislative branch

  4. executive branch

  5. judicial branch

  6. supreme Court

  7. New Jersey Plan

  8. Great Compromise

  9. House of Representatives

  10. Senate

Lesson 3

  1. amendment

  2. Preamble

  3. federal system

  4. checks and balances

  5. veto

Lesson 4

  1. ratify

  2. Federalist

  3. Anitfederalist

  4. Bill of Rights

  5. secretary

  6. Cabinet

  7. political party

                                                       

Unit 6

Chapter 14

Lesson 1

  1. pioneer

Lesson 2

  1. Louisiana Purchase

Lesson 3

  1. neutral

  2. War Hawks

  3. War of 1812

  4. national anthem

  5. Battle of New Orleans

  6. Era of Good Feelings

  7. Monroe Doctrine

Lesson 4

  1. Indian Removal Act

  2. Trail of Tears

Chapter 15

Lesson 1

  1. Industrial Revolution

  2. cotton gin

  3. interchangeable parts

  4. reaper

Lesson 2

  1. stagecoach

  2. steam engine

  3. canal

  4. investor

  5. lock

Lesson 4

  1. Mexican War

  2. Battle of Buena Vista

  3. Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

Lesson 5

  1. gold rush

  2. Forty-Niners

                                                       

Unit 7

Chapter 16

Lesson 2

  1. abolitionist

  2. Underground Railroad

  3. Seneca Falls Convention

Lesson 3

  1. Missouri Compromise

  2. Fugitive Slave Law of 1850

  3. Compromise of 1850

  4. Kansas-Nebraska Act

  5. Dred Scott Decision

  6. states' rights

  7. secede

  8. Confederate States of America

Chapter 17

Lesson 1

  1. Civil War

  2. Anaconda Plan

  3. blockade

Lesson 2

  1. Emancipation Proclamation

  2. Gettysburg Address

Lesson 3

  1. total war

Lesson 4

  1. Reconstruction

  2. Thirteenth Amendment

  3. black codes

  4. Freedmen's Bureau

  5. sharecropping

  6. Fourteenth Amendment

  7. Fifteenth Amendment

  8. impeach

  9. Ku Klux Klan

  10. Jim Crow laws

  11. segregation

                                                       

Unit 8

Chapter 18

Lesson 1

  1. transcontinental railroad

  2. Pacific Railroad

Lesson 2

  1. cattle drive

  2. railhead

Lesson 3

  1. Homestead Act
  2. homesteader
  3. sodbuster
  4. exoduster

Lesson 4

  1. property rights
  2. reservation

Chapter 19

Lesson 1

  1. monopoly
  2. corporation
  3. shareholder
  4. sweatshop
  5. labor union
  6. strike

Lesson 2

  1. slum
  2. tenement
  3. Great Chicago Fire
  4. settlement house

Lesson 3

  1. Spanish-American War

Lesson 4

  1. reform
  2. assembly line
  3. Model T
  4. national park

                                                       

Unit 9

Chapter 20

Lesson 1

  1. World War I
  2. Allied Powers
  3. Central Powers
  4. Treaty of Versailles
  5. League of Nations
  6. Great Migration
  7. discrimination
  8. NAACP

Lesson 2

  1. Roaring Twenties
  2. jazz
  3. media
  4. suffrage
  5. Nineteenth Amendment
  6. League of Women Voters

Lesson 3

  1. stock exchange
  2. Great Depression
  3. New Deal
  4. unemployment
  5. hydroelectricity

Lesson 4

  1. dictator
  2. Axis
  3. Allies
  4. World War II
  5. communism
  6. relocation camp
  7. concentration camp
  8. Holocaust
  9. atomic bomb

Lesson 5

  1. Cold War
  2. Iron Curtain
  3. United Nations
  4. arms race

Chapter 21

Lesson 2

  1. Cuban Missile Crisis
  2. Vietnam War

Lesson 3

  1. Watergate Scandal
  2. Persian Gulf War

Lesson 4

  1. space race
  2. satellite
  3. Internet