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ARTICLES THIS WEEK (due )

NONE UNTIL AFTER CHRISTMAS!!

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

S.S. MIDTERM EXAM

FOR THE S.S. EXAM (WEDNESDAY 12/17), STUDY THE FOLLOWING:

ALL OLD TESTS FROM EGYPT, MESOPOTAMIA, INDIA, GREECE AND ROME AS WELL AS THE MAPS OF THE WORLD AND ITALY.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Rome Vocab. Lesson 4 (done in class)



ROME VOCAB. TEST WEDNESDAY

Lesson 4 Vocabulary:
1.  Bishop – A church official who leads a large group of Christians in a particular region
2.  Pope – The bishop, or church leader, of Rome and head of the Roman Catholic Church
3.  Architecture – The science of planning and constructing buildings
4.  Constantine – Roman emperor who favored Christianity

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Rome Lesson 3 Vocab. (due Monday)



Lesson 3 Vocabulary
1.  Pax Romana - Period of peace that began with the rule of Augustus and lasted 200 years.
2.  Civil War - War between groups within a country.
3.  Dictator - Ruler with absolute power.
4.  Aqueduct - High, arched structure built to carry water over long distances.
5.  Julius Caesar - Roman general who became dictator in 45 BC.
6.  Gladiator - Roman athlete forced to fight for the entertainment of the public.
7.  Census - Periodic count of all the people living in an area.
8.  Cleopatra - Ruler of Egypt who sided with Caesar in the Roman civil war.
9.  Augustus - First Roman emperor, won the civil war following the assassination of Julius Caesar, unified the empire.
10. Colosseum - Large stadium in ancient Rome where athletic events took place.
11.  Pantheon - Large, domed temple built in ancient Rome to honor the gods/goddesses.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Rome Lesson 2 vocab. (due Friday)



Lesson 2 Vocabulary
1.  Plebeian - A common farmer, trader, or craftworker in ancient Rome.
2.  Patrician - A member of the noble families in ancient Rome.
3.  Republic - Form of government in which citizens elect representatives to speak and act for them.
4.  Senate - Lawmaking body and most powerful branch in ancient Rome's Republic.
5.  Representative - Person elected by citizens to speak or act for them.
6.  Tribune - Elected leader of ancient Rome who represented the Plebeians.
7.  Consul - One of two elected officials in the Roman Republic who commanded the army and were supreme judges.
8.  Twelve Tables - Earliest written Roman laws, written by Patricians.
9.  Zama - Place in North Africa where the Roman army defeated Carthage.
10.  Hannibal - General of Carthage who marched his army through the Alps to attack Rome.
11.  Scipio - Roman general who defeated Hannibal in the Battle of Zama.
12.  Forum - City market and meeting place in the center of ancient Rome.
13.  Carthage - Ancient city on the north coast of Africa.
14.  Punic Wars - Series of battles between Rome and Carthage in the 200's B.C. ending with a Roman victory.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Rome Lesson 1 Vocab. (due Tuesday)



Lesson 1 Vocabulary
1. Rome - Former center of the Ancient Roman Republic and the Roman Empire, capital of Italy today.
2.  Sicily - An island in the Med. Sea off the southwest tip of Italy.
3.  Apennines Mountains - Mountain range that runs the entire length of the Italian peninsula.
4.  Alps - Europe's highest mountains, span through several countries including northern Italy.
5.  Tiber River - River flowing south from northern Italy, across Latium, through the city of Rome and into the Tyrrhenian Sea.
6.  Latium - Plain on the west coast of Italy on which the city of Rome was built.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Greece Lesson 5 vocab. (due Monday)



Lesson 5 Vocabulary:
1. Alexander the Great – King of Macedonia who conquered Greece, Persia, Egypt, and the Indus Valley; his conquests spread Greek culture throughout parts of 3 continents
2. Aristotle – Greek philosopher who was the private teacher of Alexander the Great
   3. Macedonia – An ancient kingdom ruled by Alexander      the Great that conquered Greece and the Persian empire in the 300s B.C.
   4. Alexandria – A city in Egypt founded in 332 B.C. by                 Alexander the Great