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Quarter 2 Vocabulary

Vocabulary Words for 6th grade Quarter 2

QuestionAnswer
Climate Weather patterns of an area
Cuneiform Sumerian system of writing, wedge shaped symbols were used; first written language
Irrigation Bringing water to dry land from rivers or another water source; methods of bringing water to dry land
Kingdom Strong rulers at different periods of time within a certain land area
Mesopotamia Land between two rivers
Trade Route Paths taken by traders between cities
Monotheism Belief in one god
Polytheism Belief in many gods
Technology Advancements that make life easier
Mosque Holy building of Islam, where Muslims worship Allah
Muezzin Person responsible for calling Muslims to prayer
Hajj Pilgrimage to Mecca required of all Muslims once in their lives
Salat Second Pillar of Islam - prayer; Muslims pray five times a day in the direction of Mecca, Islam's holiest city
Shahadah First Pillar of Islam - Declaration of Faith;"There is no god but God, and Mohammad is the messenger of God."
Zakat Third Pillar of Islam - Charity; Muslims give at least 2.5% of their income to the less fortunate
Sayim/Sawm Fourth Pillar of Islam - Fasting; Muslims fast during the month of Ramadan, Muslims fast from sun up to sundown, unless they are at health risk
Created by: renee bos