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1: Geography & terms

History Midterm

QuestionAnswer
Diffusion the spreading of something more widely
Civilization the stage of human social development and organization that is considered most advanced
Culture the arts and other manifestations of human intellectual achievement regarded collectively
Primary source (original source or evidence) is an artifact, a document, diary, manuscript, autobiography, a recording, or other source of information that was created at the time under study
Cultural diffusion is the spread of cultural beliefs and social activities from one group to another
Migrate move from one region or habitat to another
Perspective the art of drawing solid objects on a two-dimensional surface so as to give the right impression of their height, width, depth, and position in relation to each other when viewed from a particular point
Ethnocentrism evaluation of other cultures according to preconceptions originating in the standards and customs of one's own culture
Secondary source is one that was created later by someone who did not experience first-hand or participate in the events or conditions you're researching
Turning Point a time at which a decisive change in a situation occurs, especially one with beneficial results
Empire an extensive group of states or countries under a single supreme authority, formerly especially an emperor or empress
Migration movement from one part of something to another
Geography the study of the physical features of the earth and its atmosphere, and of human activity as it affects and is affected by these, including the distribution of populations and resources, land use, and industries
Point of view a particular attitude or way of considering a matter
What is the difference between a fact and opinion? fact- you have evidence to support it opinion- is your own view on something
What is the difference between a primary and secondary source? primary- is a first hand account and recorded at the time of the event secondary- is a secondhand account of an event
What is a decade? Century? Millennium? decade-10 years century-100 years millennium- 1000 years
What is the difference between BCE and CE? BCE-before common era CE-common era
How do you place events on a timeline? in chronological order
How does an author's perspective change how a source is analyzed? if an author is biased the piece is going to be biased
Created by: carrienb