6th Grade Cards - Social

Words for students of 6th Grade, the page is for social words (List 1), which are essential vocabulary for 6th Grade academic classes.
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artifacts
object produced or shaped by human craft, especially a tool, weapon, or ornament of archaeological or historical interest
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barter economy
a system of exchange by which goods or services are directly exchanged for other goods or services without using a medium of exchange, such as money
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Buddhism
a religion represented by the many groups (especially in Asia) that profess various forms of the Buddhist doctrine and that venerate Buddha
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caste system
a social structure in which classes are determined by heredity
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Chinese civilization
a country of eastern Asia, ancient civilization traditionally dates to c. 2700 b.c
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Christianity
the collective body of Christians throughout the world and history
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city states
a state consisting of a sovereign city
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command economy
an economy in which production, investment, prices, and incomes are determined centrally by a government
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constitutional monarchies
a form of government in which a monarch acts as head of state within the guidelines of a constitution
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dictatorship
a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator
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Egypt civilization
a country of northeast Africa and the Sinai Peninsula on the Mediterranean Sea, in ancient times it was a flourishing kingdom and one of the earliest known civilizations
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feudal system
the social system that developed in Europe in the 8th century; vassals were protected by lords who they had to serve in war
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Greek civilization
ancient Greece was an ancient civilization belonging to a period of Greek history that lasted from the Archaic period of the 8th to 6th centuries BC to the end of antiquity.
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Hinduism
the religion of most people in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal
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impact
forceful consequence; strong effect; influencing strongly
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Incan civilization
the Andean civilizations made up a loose patchwork of different cultures that developed from the highlands of Colombia to the Atacama Desert
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irrigation
supplying water to the land to help crops grow
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Islam
the monotheistic religious system of Muslims founded in Arabia in the 7th century and based on the teachings of Muhammad as laid down in the Koran
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Judaism
the monotheistic religion of the Jews having its spiritual and ethical principles embodied chiefly in the Torah and in the Talmud
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lake
a purplish red pigment prepared from lac or cochineal; a body of (usually fresh) water surrounded by land
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market economy
an economy that relies chiefly on market forces to allocate goods and resources and to determine prices
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Mayan civilization
noted for the only known fully developed written language of the pre-Columbian Americas, as well as for its art, architecture, and mathematical and astronomical systems
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migration
movement of persons from one country or locality to another
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monarchy
government under a single ruler
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nomadic
leading a wandering life with no fixed abode; changeable; unsettled
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oligarchy
government by a few persons, especially by a small faction of persons or families
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peninsula
a piece of land almost completely surrounded by water but joined to a larger mass of land
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physical regions
natural region is a basic geographic unit
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plateau
highland; upland; relatively flat highland
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political
of or relating to your views about social relationships involving authority or power; of or relating to the profession of governing
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representative democracy
a variety of democracy founded on the principle of elected officials representing a group of people, as opposed to direct democracy
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Roman civilization
the history of Rome spans 2,800 years of the existence of a city that grew from a small Latin village in the 9th century BC into the center of a vast civilization that dominated the Mediterranean region for centuries
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settlement patterns
distribution of human settlements on the landscape