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(Unit 2) Three Worlds Meet-5th Grade

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origin stories

tales/stories that people tell about where they came from

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migration routes

the path followed by a group of people when they move from one country or area of the world to another country or area

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environments

places with different types of natural surroundings

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adapt

when people make changes in order to fit their environment

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goddess

female spirits who control parts of the world

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migration

a movement of people from one country or area of the world to a new home in another country or area

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migrants

people who move from one country or area of the world to a new home in another country or area

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big game

large animals that are hunted for their flesh, skins, and other valuable things

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vegetation

plant life

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grasslands

flat area of land with grass and small bushes

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deserts

very dry area of land that has very few plants

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mountains

very high areas of land that receive lots of rain and snow

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arctic ice fields

very cold area made up of huge ice sheets that cover the land

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adaptations

changes is a way of life that allow people to survive in a particular environment

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driftwood

wood that has washed up onto the shores of rivers and oceans

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igloos

houses built out of snow and ice

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history

the study of the past

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historian

a person who studies the past

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primary sources

record made by people who saw or took place in an event

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secondary sources

records written by someone who was not there at the time of the event

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chronological order

time sequence or events put in order by time

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timeline

a diagram that shows the order in which events happened

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century

a period of 100 years

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point of view

how a person looks at a problem or an event

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cause

an action that makes something else happen

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effect

something that results from something else happening

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empire

a group of kingdoms or nations taken over and ruled by one leader

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vegetation region

a region characterized by the kind of plants that grow there

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savanna

a region with tall grass and a few scattered trees

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tropical rainforest

an evergreen forest in a tropical area with lots of rain and very hot weather

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Islam

one of the major religions of the world

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Muslim

someone who belongs to the religion of Islam

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archaeology

a special branch of history in which people study objects from the past

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artifacts

things from the past that are left for us to study

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oral history

history that is passed along by speaking and not written down

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griot (GREE-o)

a historian and storyteller responsible for keeping the oral history of an area

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modify

when people change the environment to fit them