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Timelines

Study guide for the timeline summative assessment

QuestionAnswer
BC Before Christ
CE Common Era
BCE Before Common Era
AD anno domini
AD "In the year of our Lord"
AD and BC Religious conventions
BCE and CE Not religious conventions; used by historians to include all people
Span Amount of time between 2 dates; usually the start and end of a timeline
Segments The spaces a timeline is evenly divided into
Chronological Order organizing events in time order, starting with the earliest date and ending with the most recent
Multi-tiered timeline a timeline that shows two or more different topics and compares their events; usually in layers
When do you use CE? Use CE when discussing events after Jesus was born, or after year 1.
When do you use BCE? Use BCE when discussing an event that occurred any time before year 1, or before Jesus was born.
Are these dates in chronological order? 536 BCE, 1478 BCE, 53 CE, 689 CE No
Are these dates in chronological order? 3000 BCE, 2335 BCE, 200 CE, 1459 CE Yes
How many years are there between Cleopatra's death in 31 BCE and Christopher Columbus sailing to the Americas in 1492 CE? 1,523 years
How many years are there between 1865 CE and 2016 CE? 151 years
If a timeline starts in 2500 BCE and ends in 500 BCE, what is the span of the timeline? 2,000 years
If a timeline starts in 3000 BCE and ends in 2000 CE, what is the span of the timeline? 5,000 years
What are the segments of this timeline? _________________________________________________________________________ 2000 BCE 1500 BCE 1000 BCE 500 BCE 500 years
What is the span of this timeline? _________________________________________________________________________ 3000 BCE 1500 CE 4,500 years
Created by: rachel.holub
 

 



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