Global Studies A

Week 3 (9/22 - 9/26)

1. theory - noun \'the-?-re, 'thir-e\
: an idea or set of ideas that is intended to explain facts or events
: an idea that is suggested or presented as possibly true but that is not known or proven to be true
: the general principles or ideas that relate to a particular subject

2. scientific method - (noun)
The scientific method is a way to ask and answer scientific questions by making observations and doing experiments. The steps of the scientific method are to:
  • Ask a Question
  • Do Background Research
  • Construct a Hypothesis
  • Test Your Hypothesis by Doing an Experiment
  • Analyze Your Data and Draw a Conclusion
  • Communicate Your Results

Week 2 (9/15 -19) Vocabulary

1. impervious - (adjective)
  • 1 : not letting something enter or pass through (a coat impervious to rain)
  • 2 : not disturbed or upset (impervious to criticism)
2. latitude -
A measure of relative position north or south on the Earth's surface, measured in degrees from the equator, which has a latitude of 0°, with the poles having a latitude of 90° north and south. The distance of a degree of latitude is about 69 statute miles or 60 nautical miles.
Lines of latitude are significant not just for global navigation – but because they reflect the changing angle of the sun in respect
to the earth.This alone determines day length, seasonality, and to a large extent, climate
3. homogenous - (
  • 1: of the same or a similar kind or nature
  • 2: being the same throughout
4. hunter-gatherer - a member of a group of people who subsist by hunting, fishing, or foraging in the wild

Week 1 Vocabulary

  1. arable - fit for or used for the growing of crops
  2. fledgling - 1 : a young bird just fledged
    2 : an immature or inexperienced person
  3. endure - 1: to continue in the same state : LAST 2: to bear patiently : SUFFER
    3: to allow to happen or continue : TOLERATE
  4. indigenous -native to a particular region or environment but occurring naturally in other places as well
  5. hyperbole - extravagant exaggeration used to emphasize a point ("an apple a day keeps the doctor away" is an example of hyperbole)
  6. domestication -to tame (an animal), esp. by generations of breeding, to live in close association with human beings as a pet or work animal and usually creating a dependency so that the animal loses its ability to live in the wild. In a plant, to adapt (a plant) so as to be cultivated by and beneficial to human beings.
  7. system - a set of parts or elements that are related and that interact to form a whole or what is considered a whole
  8. cultivation - production of food by preparing the land to grow crops (especially on a large scale)