6 Weeks Learning

By: Laasya Madana

Governments

I learned many things in the first 6 weeks. One of the many is learning about the types of governments. Here are the ones I learned about:


  • Constitutional Monarchy
  • Absolute Monarchy
  • Democratic Republic
  • Republic
  • Dictatorship
  • Anarchy


Constitutional Monarchy:

Constitutional monarchy is when the king or queen is just the face of the country. They do not make any decisions. They are not a part of the parliament.

Ex. England

Absolute Monarchy:

Absolute monarchy is when the king or queen gets all the power. They get to make all the decisions for the country.

Democratic Republic:

Democratic Republic is when the citizens don't get all the power, but get to vote on a president and some laws. The rest the government does.

Republic:

Republic is when the citizens have to vote on everything.

Dictatorship:

Dictatorship is when one person rules the whole country and makes his/her own decisions. The citizens have no power.

Anarchy:

Anarchy is when there is no government or no political control. There is no ruler or president.

Industries

Another thing I learned is about industries.

Primary Industries:
The primary industries collect raw goods and exports to different places. Such as, farming and mining.

Secondary Industries:

The secondary industries collect raw goods and change them into valuable products.

Tertiary Industries:

The tertiary industries give the services. Such as selling the goods or advertising them.

Quaternary Industries:

The Quaternary industries gather information and research. Such as, analyzing the number of customers buying the product.


Maps

The next thing I learned is facts about maps.

Physical Maps:

These maps show the elevations in a place such as mountain ranges and hills.

Political Maps:

These maps show where certain places/objects are. Such as, Dallas, TX on a map of USA.

Special purpose Maps:

These maps include every type of map except physical and political maps. There is a wide range of special purpose maps.

Longitude:

Longitude lines run from North to South. They are imaginary lines in addition to the prime meridian. They are sometimes shown on maps and can prevent you from getting lost. These lines are mentioned in degrees.

Latitude:

Latitude lines run from East to West. They are imaginary lines in addition to the equator.

They are sometimes shown on maps and can prevent you from getting lost. These lines are mentioned in degrees.


Migration and Mesopotamia

Migration is another topic that I learned.

Push Migration:

Push migration happens when a person is forced to leave their home because of circumstances. Such as, natural disaster, war, or safety.

Pull Migration:

Pull migration happens when a person finds an element in a place that attracts him. Such as, affordable shelter, safety, employment, and good schools.

Mesopotamia:

Mesopotamia is a part of what is now known as Iraq and it is a site of ancient civilization. It was the land between Tigris and Euphrates rivers. Parthians, Assyrians, Sumerians and Babylonians lived here.


Colonies

I also learned about colonies.

Here is the list of colonies:


  • Virginia
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Georgia
  • Connecticut
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • Delaware
  • New York
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire
  • Rhode Island
The British once owned these colonies until we earned our independence. With these colonies, America had finally started. We also earned more land by buying it from other countries.