3rd Year Social Studies Vocabulary

Chapter 3: Old and New Communities

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  1. trade route – a road or waterway that people travel to buy, sell, or exchange goods
  2. explorer – a person who travels to unknown or little-known places
  3. timeline – something that shows the dates of events and the order in which they occur
  4. decade – a period of ten years
  5. century – a period of one hundred years
  6. colony – a community belonging to a distant country
  7. mission – a community built around a church
  8. independence – freedom from being controlled by other peoplebuilt around a church
  9. democracy – government by the people, or their elected representatives
  10. heritage – history, ideas, and beliefs that people receive from the past
  11. symbol – something that stands for or represents something els