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Social Studies6c

Social studies 6th grade

Culture The way of life for a group of people at a particular time
Primary source evidence or an artifact directly from the place
artifacts a simple object made by someone in the past
Architecture the way buildings are planned and made
legacies something passed down through generations such as religions, ideas, or and object
irrigation system used to carry water from a river to where it needed to go
pre-history before records were kept
history records were kept
Surplus an extra supply of something
specialization someone who trains to do a particular kind of work
Drought A long period of time without rain;dry weather
barter to trade
hieroglyphics a from of writing used by egyptians 800 symbols that stand for sounds
Rosetta Stone A black stone found in egypt w/ 3 different languages; hieroglyphics, greek, egyptian demotic
apartheid A seperation of races
Khufu Egyptian pharoah that lead the building of the great pyramid
Code of law A written set of laws that apply to everyone of a government
Ziggurat A temple where people of mesopotamia worshipped gods and godesses
polytheism the belief in many gods
monotheism the belief in one god
Abraham founder of Judaism
Hammurabi king of babylonian; code of hammurabi- eye for an eye, toe for a toe
city-state a self governing city
Ancient Sumer group of city states in mesopotamia
Fertile crescent Fertile region in south western asia
Monk A man that devotes his life to a god, a church, or other religious group
Subcontinent a large landmass connected to a continent
Buddhism Siddhartha Gautama founded; END SUFFERING; dont want anything; a way to live
Siddhartha Gautama Ancient Indian leader known as Buddha who lead salt march
Indus River Valley where Indus is located; between Himalayas and Hindu Kush
Himalayas World's highest mountain range
Hindu Kush NW of India
Pakistan West of India known as a subcontinent
Oracle bones bones used to determine the future or decide who is royal
communism government that owns all of its property
Shihuandi Founded Qin dynasty in China and was emperor
Meji Restoration power was restored to emperor Meji in Japan after being shut off for iver 200 years
Feudal Japan system of organizing and governing society based on land and services
Tokugawa Shogunate emperor who unified Japan
Pearl Harbor Japan bombed and started US involvment in WWII
emperor supreme ruler of an empire
archipelago a chain of islands
Oligarchy a type of government where rich wealthy people rule
Homer epic poet who wrote Odyses and Illyad
Alexandera the Great King of Macedonia
Aristotle Greek Philospher teacher of Alexander the Great
Socrates Greek Philospher who challenged people on how they live sentenced to death
Trial By Jury A case where a jury decides innocent or guilty
republic citizens vote on representatives to speak for them
plebians farmers craftworkers and merchants
patricians noble wealthy people
WWII;holocaust the killing of 6 million jews soley because they were Jewish
dictator supreme power over all and rules all by themself
Adolf Hitler lead Germeny through WWII
Manor Large Estates owned by wealthy nobles
Prime Meridian The 0 degrees Longatude line
Equator The 0 degrees Latitude line
Why did the Isrialites leave to go to Egypt? they left for egypt to go and find food because of the flood that happened where they lived.
The Surplus food produced by agriculture meant that _________. non-farmers were free to develop other important skills
Stone Age people used technology when they______. shaped stones to use for hunting
what was the most significant development in human history? agriculture
What did egyptian farmers use irrigation for? to water their crops
How was the religion of ancient hebrews different from Middle Eastern religion? Hebrews believed in 1 god
What was hebrew law governing religious belief and behavior based on? The ten commandments
Who was the king of babylon that built dams alsong the Euphrates and attaked the Sumerians? Sargon
Why did the people that lived in Mohenjo-Daro and Harrapa leave their cities? Because of an earthquake
What does most of the water come from that floods the Indus River? The snow in the Himalayan Mountains
Why do historians know less about the Harrapan civilization then than they do about the Ancient Egyptian and the Mesopotamian? Historians have not been able to translate (read) their written records.
What are the names of the groups that Hindus are divided up into? castes
What did emperor Wudi of the Han dynasty oversee the construction of? schools
What did Shihuangdi set up in order to help unify China? A system of writing
What were the chinese first to invent? the seismograph
What problem did Loess create for the Huang valley farmers? It clogged irrigation ditches
What title was Alexander the great given in Alexandria Egypt? pharoah
What did the tribunes do for the plebians? Worked to gain their rights
Who were slaves? prisoners of war
Why did most children die before age 12 in ancient Rome? war
Why is the ides of March important to Roman history? it was when Julius Caesar was murdered
What are the three main groups that are tied to the early history of Rome are?? Latins, Greeks, and the Etruscans
Who held Japan under firm and unified rule from 1600-1800? Tokugawa Shogunate
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