# Shared Flashcard Set

## Details

Chapter 2: How To Answer Data-Based Questions
Skills
16
Geography
01/30/2013

Term
 Table
Definition
 An arrangement of information in columns and rows.  A table is used to organize information so that individual facts can be easily found and compared.
Term
 Bar Graph
Definition
 A graph made of parallel bars with different lengths.  It is often used to compare two or more things.  Sometimes a bar graph shows how one thing has changed over time.
Term
 Legend
Definition
 An area of a map that lists the symbols used and identifies what each symbol represents
Term
 Horizontal Axis
Definition
 The line that runs along the bottom of a graph.  It often identifies what the bars mean
Term
 Vertical Axis
Definition
 The line that runs along the left-handed side of a graph.  It usually measures the lengths of the bars.
Term
 Line Graph
Definition
 A graph composed of a series of points connected in a line.  A line graph is often used to show how something has changed over time
Term
 Trend
Definition
 The general direction in which things are moving.  We can often see a trend by examining the movement of a line on a graph.
Term
 Circle Graph
Definition
 Also sometimes referred to as a pie chart.  It is a circle divided into sections or slices of various sizes to show relationships between the whole and its parts
Term
 Photograph
Definition
 An image taken with a camera, showing what a place or person looks like.  Photographs are used to record visual information
Term
 Aerial Photograph
Definition
 A photograph taken from an airplane or a satellite in outer space.  Aerial photographs are useful to geographers to show the surface features of an area
Term
 Cartographer
Definition
 A person who makes maps
Term
 Diagram
Definition
 A simplified picture that often shows how several things are related or how the different parts of something work together.  The purpose of a diagram is to help the reader visualize how something works or how it is organized
Term
 Primary Sources
Definition
 Original records or first-handed testimony of an event under investigation.  They include eyewitness reports, official records from the time of the event, letters by people involved in the event, diaries, speeches, photographs, and oral histories.
Term
 Artifacts
Definition
 A primary source in the form of an object.  Artifacts include buildings, clothing, furniture, jewelry, and pottery.
Term
 Secondary Sources
Definition
 The writings and interpretations of later writers who have reviewed the information in primary sources.  Secondary sources include textbooks, encyclopedia articles, magazine and newspaper articles
Term
 Summary
Definition
 A short restatement or rewording of a text
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