continent • irrigation continent  [kon-tn-uhnt] One of the seven largest land areas on Earth. (46) contrasts  [kon-trasts] Differences. (8) convention  [kuhn-ven-shuhn] A formal meeting. (95) county  [koun-tee] A section of a state. (120) crusade  [kroo-seyd] A series of wars between Christian and Muslim armies. (44) current events  [kur-uhnt i-vent] Current stories about today’s people. (165) custom  [kuhs-tuhm] The usual way a group does something. (30) executive branch  [ig-zek-yuh-tiv branch] The branch of government that makes sure laws are carried out. (120) expedition  [ek-spi-dish-uhn] A trip taken with the goal of exploring. (52) F fact  [fakt]A statement that can be checked and proved to be true. (36) federal  [fed-er-uhl] National level of government. (119) D decade  [dek-eyd] A period of ten years. (64) depression  [di-presh-uhn] A time when there are few jobs and people have little money. (126) desert  [dez-ert] A land that receives very little rain; an arid land. (16) diversity  [di-vur-si-tee] Differences in culture. (133) drought  [drout] A time of little or no rain. (102) H Hawikuh  [hi-wah-koo] Ancient Zuni village first visited by Coronado in 1540. (56) heritage  [her-i-tij] The traditions of people. (108) Hispanic  [hi-span-ik] Refers to the people, speech or culture of Spain, Portugal or Latin America. (111) I immigrant  [im-i-gruhnt] A person who comes from some other place to live in another country. (112) independence  [in-di-pen-duhns] The freedom to govern on one’s own. (64) industry  [in-duh-stree] All the businesses that make one kind of product or offer one kind of service. (85) initiative  [i-nish-ee-uh-tiv] Rights of citizens to suggest a law by petition. (96) interdependent  in-ter-di-pen-duhnt] To rely on one another for help. (120) internment camp  [in-turn-muhnt kamp] Like a prison; people could not freely come and go. (130) irrigation  [ir-i-gey-shuhn] The use of ditches or pipes to move water to dry areas. (29) E economy  [i-kon-uh-mee] The way people in a place or region use resources to meet their needs. (126) elevation  [el-uh-vey-shuhn] The height of the land. (22) empire  [em-pahyuhr] The lands and people under the control of a single government. (41) Enabling Act  [en-ey-bling akt] Law allowing Arizona to hold a constitutional convention. (95) entrepreneur  [ahn-truh-pruh-nur] A person who sets up a business. (149) equator  [i-kwey-ter] The imaginary line that divides Earth into the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. (16) erosion  i-roh-zhuhn] The wearing away of Earth’s surfaces. (19) 185