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This is a powerpoint I share with my students at the beginning of the school year. I like to get them familiar with landforms before we begin Social Studies content.

This is a powerpoint I share with my students at the beginning of the school year. I like to get them familiar with landforms before we begin Social Studies content.

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    • GEOGRAPHY TERMS
    • CONTINENT LARGE LAND MASS ON EARTH
    • OCEAN ONE OF THE LARGE BODIES OF SALT WATER
    • BAY BODY OF H20 PARTLY ENCLOSED BY LAND
    • SEA
      • LARGE BODY OF H20 ALMOST ENTIRELY ENCLOSED BY LAND
    • STRAIT NARROW PASSAGE OF H20 CONNECTING 2 LARGER BODIES OF WATER Mediterranean Sea Atlantic Ocean STRAIT
    • TRIBUTARY STREAM FLOWING INTO LARGER STREAM OR RIVER (Think of branches on a tree. Tree trunk = River, Branches = stream
    • DELTA TRIANGULAR-SHAPED, SILT DEPOSIT AT MOUTH OF THE RIVER
    • LAKE SIZABLE INLAND BODY OF WATER
    • LAGOON BODY OF SHALLOW H20 USUALLY CONNECTED TO A LARGER LAKE OR THE SEA
    • CATARACT LARGE WATERFALL or SERIES OF SMALL WATERFALLS IN A ROW
    • FJORD LONG, NARROW ARM OF SEA RUNNING BETWEEN HIGH, ROCKY CLIFFS
    • CAPE POINT OF LAND EXTENDING INTO SEA OR LAKE
    • SOUND
      • LONG AND NARROW BODY OF H20 (BIGGER THAN STRAIT)CONNECTING LARGER BODIES OF H20
    • PENINSULA PIECE OF LAND ALMOST SURROUNDED BY WATER
    • ISTHMUS PIECE OF LAND CONNECTING 2 LARGER PIECES OF LAND
    • PLATEAU LARGE AREA OF ELEVATED FLAT LAND
    • MESA HIGH, BROAD, FLAT LAND USUALLY WITH SHARP, ROCKY SLOPES DESCENDING TO THE PLAIN
    • ATOLL RING-SHAPED CORAL ISLAND, ALMOST COMPLETELY ENCLOSING A LAGOON
    • ARCHIPELAGO SEA WITH MANY ISLANDS OR THE ISLANDS THEMSELVES
    • TUNDRA TREELESS, OFTEN FROZEN, ARCTIC PLAIN
    • SAVANNA LARGE AREA OF TROPICAL GRASSLAND, COVERED IN PART WITH TREES AND SPINY SHRUBS
    • ESTUARY INLET OF SEA WHERE FRESH WATER FROM RIVERS AND SALT WATER FROM SEA MIX
    • ICEBERG THICK MASS OF ICE,USUALLY FROM A GLACIER, FLOATING IN THE SEA
    • OASIS AN AREA IN THE DESERT MADE FERTILE WITH WATER
    • GEYSER NATURAL HOT SPRING FROM WHICH STEAM, WATER, OR MUD SHOOT INTO THE AIR
    • RIVER LARGE, NATURAL STREAM OF H20 FLOWING INTO LARGER BODY OF WATER
    • CONTINENTAL DIVIDE GREAT RIDGE OF ROCKY MOUNTAIN SUMMITS SEPARATING WEST-FLOWING STREAMS FROM EAST-FLOWING STREAMS
    • LATITUDE DISTANCE ON THE EARTH’S SURFACE MEASURED NORTH OR SOUTH OF THE EQUATOR
    • LONGITUDE DISTANCE ON EARTH’S SURFACE MEASURED EAST OR WEST OF THE PRIME MERIDIAN
    • TROPIC OF CANCER LINE OF LATITUDE IN THE TROPICS AT ABOUT 23 DEGREES NORTH OF THE EQUATOR
    • TROPIC OF CAPRICORN LINE OF LATITUDE IN THE TROPICS AT ABOUT 23 DEGREES SOUTH OF THE EQUATOR
    • EQUATOR LINE OF LATITUDE (0 DEGREES) WHICH IS THE SAME DISTANCE FROM BOTH NORTH AND SOUTH POLES
    • PRIME MERIDIAN THE LINE OF LONGITUDE (0 DEGREES) FROM WHICH LONGITUDE IS MEASURED. IT PASSES THROUGH GREENWICH, ENGLAND
    • CHANNEL A deep strait: It is safe enough for ships to travel because it is very deep.
    • GLACIER A LARGE MASS OF ICE THAT MOVES SLOWLY DOWN A MOUNTAIN OR A VALLEY