Social Studies Study Guide
Communities and Their Histories
(Soc. Studies test will be on Friday, January 14)
Every community has a that is shaped by the people who first arrived there.
An is a person who travels to little-known places looking for land, riches, or other new discoveries.
The explorers had ideas and customs than the Native Americans, which sometimes caused .
Portugal, Spain, France, and England all from China and India.
Services provided by the include things such as parks, schools, and libraries.
have all the resources that you need to do your research.
are magazines that are printed regularly.
include things like almanacs, dictionaries, atlases, and encyclopedias.
can be done on a computer.
tell about REAL people, places, and events that are true.
tell stories that are NOT true.
Juan Ponce de Leon named the place where he landed La Florida, which means “”.
A is a large group of ships.
became the first permanent settlement in Florida.
A is an inset that shows how a place fits into a bigger place.
includes things such as language, clothing, food, art, and music.
Many believed that land belonged to everyone and should be shared.
from Europe believed that land could be claimed by a person. After that land was claimed, they believed they had the right to keep others off it.
The English settlers named their settlement after King James I.
In a , voters elect people to speak for them.
are where soldiers live.
A is a bridge that could be raised to keep people out and lowered to allow people to cross the moat.
Bonus Questions (2 points each)
*Why did some countries send out explorers?
*What makes Quebec City a special place?
*What was the job of the first representative assembly?