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The Big IdeasWhy might historians need to describe different places on Earth?How have humans altered the landscape of the United States? How does geography impact history? How do the physical and human features of an area impact the events that happen there?| SkillsAs you read, please review the terms below and make sure you are able to describe a location using these terms. This will be part of your assignment. * Place * Region * Relative location * Physical system * Human system| Special Notes to Help with Your First Assignment!There is a link to a Map Tutorial at the bottom of Lesson page 1 of 7. Please review this information on maps and be sure to read through page 3. You will have to use the scale on a map to complete the assignment for this lesson. Be sure to turn in your responses to BOTH parts (Part 1 and Part 2) of the assessment, so that you receive full credit. If you have questions, please contact your instructor. | Vocabulary (answer the question, fill in examples from the lesson, where possible, or put the definition in your own words)Cash crops – a crop that is grown for profit rather than for use by the growerExample:Ecosystem – a community of plants, animals, and smaller organisms that live, feed, reproduce, and interact in the same area or environmentWhat kind of ecosystem do you live in?Globes – three-dimensional spheres representing EarthWhen would a globe be more useful than a map?Historians – a person who studies historyHuman systems – the human characteristics of a region and how those characteristics work together to form spatial patternsWhat human systems are in your area?Manifest Destiny – a 19th Century belief that the United States was destined to expand its territory across the continent to the Pacific OceanMaps – two-dimensional illustrations showing geographical features and information Why is it important to know how to read a map?Place – the physical and human characteristics of a geographical locationHow...
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