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Unit 1: Redefining World Society and Culture

Lesson E: Travel and Trade in the Pre-Modern Era

Key Terms

Key Term Definition
displace act of removing from usual place or home
migration the act or process of people moving from one place to another with the intent of establishing residency; voluntary migration is when people choose to move; forced or involuntary migration is when people move at the will of other people or by the force of nature
oasis a small fertile or green area in a desert region, usually having a spring or well
port cities cities or towns on a waterway with facilities for loading and unloading ships
pull factors reasons that entice groups to move to a specific place and include economic opportunity and chances to expand territory
push factors reasons that drive people away from a place such as poverty and political repression


Directions: Practice using these key terms.


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