2E Social Studies vocab

avenue
a wide street or road in a town.
capital
a city that is the seat of government of a country, state, or providence.
city
a very large or important town.
community
a group of people who live in the same area or who have something in common with each other.
compass rose
used to assist with directions on a map.
continents
one of the seven large land masses on Earth.
country
undeveloped land away from towns or cities.
map scale
shows how far the distance is between places on a map are.
mountains
a very high piece of land.
neighborhood
1. the local are around your house. 2. in a city or town, the small area around or section where you live.
north
one of the four main points of a compass, usually located at the top of a map.
ocean
one of the four main parts of the Earth’s largest bodies of water.
pond
an enclosed body of fresh water that is smaller than a lake.
river
a natural stream of fresh water that flows into a lake or ocean.
road
a wide path with a smooth surface where people travel.
south
one of the four main points of a compass, usually located at the bottom of a map.
state
one of the 50 units that make up the United States.
stream
a small body of flowing water.
street
a road in a city or town with sidewalks, or buildings beside it.
symbols
a design or object that represent something else.
west
one of the four main points of a compass, usually located on the left side of a map.