Social Studies Word Wall

Culture: A learned way of life by a group of people.
Physical Needs: Things that are needed to survive.
Psychological Needs: Things that are needed for peace of mind and comfort.
Group Needs: Things that are needed for the entirety of the people, for order, safety, and justice.

Continents of the World:
North America
South America
Mapping Vocabulary:
Map: Representation of an area of land or sea showing physical features, cities, roads, etc.
Compass Rose: A circle showing the principal directions (North, East, South, West) printed on a map.
Key/Legend: A area on a map, usually a chart or table, which explains any of symbols on a map
Climate Maps: A map that gives general information about the climate and precipitation of a region.  
Economic or Resource maps: feature the type of natural resources or economic activity that dominates an area. They have symbols to show the locations of natural resources or economic activities. For example, oranges on a map of Florida tell you that oranges are grown there.
Physical maps: Illustrate the physical features of an area, such as the mountains, rivers and lakes.
Political maps: They indicate provinces, national boundaries, capitals and major cities.
Road maps: show major and some minor highways, roads, airports, railroad tracks, cities and other points of interest in an area. You would use this kind of map to plan a vacation, travel and for driving directions. 
Relief Map: Map which shows land forms and their heights.
Topographic maps: Show the shape and elevation of an area. Lines that are close together indicate steep terrain, and lines that are far apart indicate flat terrain.
Symbols: Indicates something on a map.
Equator: Imaginary line of latitude drawn around the largest circumference of the Earth and is located halfway between the North Pole and the South Pole.
Latitude: Imaginary lines going east to west measuring how far north or south from the equator a location is.
Longitude: Imaginary lines going north to south measuring how far east or west from the prime meridian a location is.
Sea Level: The surface of the sea.
Scale: Used to determine actual distance on a map from one point to another
Altitude: Height measured above sea level.
Cardinal points: Four main directions on a compass (North, South, East, and West)
Elevation: Height of the earth’s surface above or below sea level

Canadian Culture:  
  1. Canadian culture is a term that embodies the artistic, culinary, literary, humor, musical, political and social elements that are representative of Canada and Canadians.