Week 1 Vocabulary

Warm Up
 Get
out notebook
 Get a white sheet of paper from the first desk
 Get a pair of scissors from the plastic draw in front
of the SmartBoard
 You need 8 flashcards
 Have pencils and pens ready to go
 Notes over vocabulary words
 TEST: Thursday over words and skills tomorrow
policy of racial separation used in South
Africa from 1948 to 1990
 Fast Fact: Apartheid separated South
Africa into whites and non-whites
 What are some reasons for racial
discrimination like apartheid?
 An
underground layer of rock and sand
that contains water.
 Fast Fact: An Aquifer is an important
source of water in a region.
 What are ways we can keep aquifers
clean for drinking and irrigation?
Land that is suitable for planting crops
Arable land in a region is a rich natural
resource. Used for agricultural purposes
Arable soil is most likely________
climate that is dry with little rainfall
 Fast Facts: Deserts are arid regions. Very
little vegetation can grow there because
it rains so seldom. Sometimes deserts
don’t see rain for several years.
 What characteristics describe an arid
government system where one leader
holds complete power.
 Fast Fact: the leader in an autocracy is
called a dictator. Citizens do not
participate in government decisions in an
Capital Resources
Are man-made things we use to help us
work, like factories, machines, and
Fast Fact: a country makes more money
when it has capital resources
How do these capital resources help us
political theory that all goods and
property should be owned by a whole
society rather than by individual people.
 Fast Fact: Americans who practice
democracy are very different from
communists. The United States fought
against communism in Vietnam, the Cold
War, and the Korean War.
confederation is a loose allianceof
countries, states, and other political units.
 Fast Fact: During the Civil War, the
southern states created the Confederate
States of America.