Social Studies Review Sheet (Quiz Wednesday)

Social Studies Unit 1 Review Sheet

7 Continents

  • Asia
  • Africa
  • North America
  • South America
  • Antarctica
  • Europe
  • Australia


Pangaea: A supercontinent that existed during the late Paleozoic and early Mesozoic eras. It formed approximately 300 million years ago and began to break apart after 100 million years.


Continental Drift: The slow movement of the continents that is caused by the motion of the earth’s crustal plates.


Plate Tectonics: A theory that says that the Earth’s outer layer is made up of large moving pieces called plates, with all of the Earth’s land and water sitting on these plates.


Physical Map: A type of map that shows country borders or boundaries, as well as major cities and significant bodies of water.


Political Map: A type of map that shows landforms like deserts, mountains and plains.


North America South America

–       United States

–       Mexico

–       Canada

–       Bermuda

–       Greenland



–       Argentina

–       Bolivia

–       Brazil

–       Chile

–       Colombia

–       Ecuador

–       Guyana

–       Venezuela

–       Peru


–       Desert

–       Temperate Forest

–       Taiga

–       Grasslands


–       Rainforest

–       Savanna

–       Grassland

Major Geographical Features

–       Rocky Mountains

–       Appalachian Mountains

–       Great Plains

–       The Great Lakes

Major Geographical Features

–       Amazon River

–       Amazon Basin

–       Andes Mountains


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