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Social Studies Chapter 2: Communities Are Different and Alike Lesson 1: Different Types of Communities Key Vocabulary Terms population urban suburb rural population • Total number of people living in a certain place. urban • Cities with large populations and many buildings. suburb • Community located at the edge of a big city. rural • A place that has few people and is surrounded by countryside. Lesson 2: A Community at Different Times Key Vocabulary Terms history mission religion fort transportation history • The study of the past. mission • A place where people teach their religion to others. religion • A belief about God or gods. transportation • A way to move people and supplies from place to place. fort • An area or buildings surrounded by walls and used by soldiers. Lesson 3: Communities Share Many Things Key Vocabulary Terms culture custom tradition settler national holiday culture • The way of life of a group of people. custom • Something that members of a group do often. tradition • An important activity that has been passed along over time. settler • A person who moves to a new place and makes a home. National holiday • A day set aside to celebrate an event or to honor a person special to our country.
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