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 4: Word List - Social
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agriculture  Read Word
practice of cultivating the land or raising stock
American Indian  Read Word
a member of any of the indigenous peoples of North, Central, and South America, esp. those of North America
capital resources  Read Word
human-made goods, tools, machines and buildings used to produce other goods and services
coastal plain  Read Word
plain adjacent to a coast
colonization  Read Word
the act of colonizing; the establishment of colonies
colony  Read Word
region politically controlled by a distant country; a dependency; a community of social insects, as ants, bees
document  Read Word
provide written evidence; record in detail
economy  Read Word
efficient use of resources; reduction in cost; specific type of economic system
general assembly  Read Word
the supreme deliberative assembly of the United Nations; persons who make or amend or repeal laws
human resources  Read Word
the personnel of a business or organization, esp. when regarded as a significant asset
immigration  Read Word
migration into a place; moving into a place
industry  Read Word
the people or companies engaged in a particular kind of commercial enterprise
latitude  Read Word
freedom from normal restraints; angular distance north or south of the earth's equator
limited resources  Read Word
natural resources that are not renewable, such as oil and coal
longitude  Read Word
an imaginary great circle on the surface of the earth passing through the north and south poles
manufacturing  Read Word
the act of making something (a product) from raw materials
Native American  Read Word
any member of the peoples living in North or South America before the Europeans arrived
piedmont  Read Word
the plateau between the coastal plain; a gentle slope leading from the base of a mountain to a region of flat land
recreation  Read Word
activity that refreshes and recreates; activity that renews your health and spirits by enjoyment and relaxation
republic  Read Word
a form of government whose head of state is not a monarch; a political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them
settlement  Read Word
a community of people smaller than a town; an area where a group of families live together; a conclusive resolution of a matter and disposition of it
tax  Read Word
charge against a citizen's person or property or activity for the support of government
technology  Read Word
application of science, especially to industrial or commercial objectives