Elementary Academic Words

Words for students from kindergarten to grade 8, each grade has 4 lists: art, math, science, and social. They are essential vocabulary for elementary academic classes.

Grade 2: Online Card - Social
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absolute
perfect in quality or nature; complete; totally unlimited; certain
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climate
weather condition; atmosphere; environment
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compass rose
a circle showing the principal directions printed on a map or chart
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conserve
retain; protect from loss or harm; preserve; use carefully or sparingly, avoiding waste
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consumer
people who buy goods or services
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country
an area outside of cities and towns; the territory occupied by a nation
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county
the largest administrative district within a state
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election
voting; balloting; right or ability to make a choice
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future
the time yet to come
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geographer
an expert on geography
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geography
study of the earth's surface; includes people's responses to topography and climate and soil and vegetation
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globe
body with the shape of a sphere, especially a representation of the earth in the form of a hollow ball
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government
the act of governing; exercising authority
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governor
head of a state government
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interdependence
interconnection; interrelation; dependence between two or more people, groups, or things
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landform
a natural feature of the earth's surface
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legend
explanatory list of symbols on a map; unverified story handed down from earlier times
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location
scene; site; place where something is or could be located
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map key
explanatory table of symbols used on a map or chart
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mayor
the head of a city government
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producer
someone who manufactures something
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relative
properly related in size or degree or other measurable characteristics; estimated by comparison; not absolute or complete
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replenish
fill or make complete again; add a new stock or supply to
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revenue
money which returns from an investment; annual income; reward
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rural
of or relating to the countryside as opposed to the city
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scale
climb up or over; alter according to a standard; estimate or measure; remove in layers
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society
a formal association of people with similar interests; an extended social group having a distinctive cultural and economic organization
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state
the territory occupied by a nation
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suburban
relating to or characteristic of or situated in suburbs
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urban
metropolitan; of, relating to, or located in a city