Chapter 3 – Social Study Grade 5        The age of Exploration
Saga• An adventure story that  tells about the brave  deeds of people of long  ago
knoll• A small, round hill.
encounter• Meeting.
exploration• Searching the unknown.
cartographers• Makers of maps.
monarch• Kings or queens.
renaissance• A French word meaning  “rebirth”.
compass• An instrument used to  find direction. It has a  needle that always  points north.
navigation• The study of how to  plan and control the  course of a ship.
parallels• Imaginary lines on maps  and globes that run east  and west are the lines  of latitude.• Lines never meet, line...
meridians• An imaginary lines that  run north and south on  map or globe. These  lines are also name the  longitude.
Prime meridian• The meridian marked  zero degree. It runs  north and south  through Greenwich  near the city of London  in...
Conclusion• A decision or an idea  reached by thoughtful  study.
isthmus• A narrow strip of land  that connects two  larger land areas.
expedition• A journey taken for a  special reason
scurvy• A sickness caused by  not getting enough  vitamin C, which is  found in fruit and  vegetables.
fact• A statement that can be  proved true.
Opinion• A statement that tells  what a person  believes, and cannot be  proved true.
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Chapter 3 – social studies grade 5

  1. 1. Chapter 3 – Social Study Grade 5 The age of Exploration
  2. 2. Saga• An adventure story that tells about the brave deeds of people of long ago
  3. 3. knoll• A small, round hill.
  4. 4. encounter• Meeting.
  5. 5. exploration• Searching the unknown.
  6. 6. cartographers• Makers of maps.
  7. 7. monarch• Kings or queens.
  8. 8. renaissance• A French word meaning “rebirth”.
  9. 9. compass• An instrument used to find direction. It has a needle that always points north.
  10. 10. navigation• The study of how to plan and control the course of a ship.
  11. 11. parallels• Imaginary lines on maps and globes that run east and west are the lines of latitude.• Lines never meet, lines always have same distance from each other.
  12. 12. meridians• An imaginary lines that run north and south on map or globe. These lines are also name the longitude.
  13. 13. Prime meridian• The meridian marked zero degree. It runs north and south through Greenwich near the city of London in Britain.
  14. 14. Conclusion• A decision or an idea reached by thoughtful study.
  15. 15. isthmus• A narrow strip of land that connects two larger land areas.
  16. 16. expedition• A journey taken for a special reason
  17. 17. scurvy• A sickness caused by not getting enough vitamin C, which is found in fruit and vegetables.
  18. 18. fact• A statement that can be proved true.
  19. 19. Opinion• A statement that tells what a person believes, and cannot be proved true.

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