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ARTICLES THIS WEEK (due 9/26)

1st Period - AVA, CALI

2nd Period -TYLER, BODE, JORDAN, CHASE

3rd Period - MADDIE, TRIP

4th Period -DANIEL, LUKE, CALEB

7th Period - NONE

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Mesopotamia Lesson 2 vocab. (due Thursday)



Lesson 2 Vocabulary:
1.  Cuneiform - System of writing that used wedge-shaped symbols.
2.  City-State - A self-governing city and the land around it.
3.  Ziggurat - Large, step-like temples located in the center of ancient Sumerian cities.
4.  Polytheism - Belief in many gods
5.  Monotheism - Belief in one god
6.  Babylonia - Ancient Mesopotamian empire that extended throughout the Fertile Crescent.
7.  Code of Law - Written set of laws that apply to everyone under a government.
8.  Hammurabi - King of Babylonia, creator of the Code of Hammurabi
9.  Sumer - Earliest civilization in Mesopotamia, group of ancient city-states.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Mesopotamia Vocab. Lesson 1 (due Tuesday)



Lesson 1 Vocabulary:

1.  Plateau - An area of flat land that rises above the surrounding land.
2.  Drought - A long period of dry weather.
3.  Fertile Crescent - A fertile region in Southwest Asia that includes the region of Mesopotamia
4.  Tigris River - River that flows through the Fertile Crescent; on top.
5.  Euphrates River - River that flows through the Fertile Crescent; on bottom
6.  Mesopotamia - Region between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers; name means "land between 2 rivers".

Monday, September 8, 2014

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Egypt Lesson 6 vocab. (due Friday)



Lesson 6 Vocabulary:
1.  Social Pyramid - A diagram illustrating the divisions within a culture
2.  Slavery - The practice of one person owning another
3.  Artisan – A skilled craftsman that often works with his hands.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Egypt Lesson 5 vocab. (due Wed.)



 Lesson 5 Vocabulary:
1.  Empire - A group of lands and people ruled by one government
2.  Expedition - Group of people who go on a trip for a specific purpose
3.  Hatshepsut - The first female ruler known in history and one of just a few female pharaohs, enjoyed trade
4.  King Tut - Pharaoh who ruled from ages 9-19, his tomb was discovered in 1922
5.  Valley of Kings - burial place of at least 30 pharaohs, west of Thebes

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Egypt lesson 2 and 3 vocab. (due next Tuesday)



Lesson 2 & 3 Vocabulary:
1.  Unification - The joining of separate parts, such as kingdoms, into one.
2.  Pharaoh - The title used by the rulers of ancient Egypt.
3.  Economy - The way people manage money and resources in a country.
4.  Hieroglyphics - The ancient Egyptian system of writing that used pictures to stand for words or sounds.
5.  Scribe - A professional writer.
6.  Papyrus - A kind of paper made from a type of reed plant growing along the Nile.
7.  Menes - King of Upper Egypt who unified Upper and Lower Egypt.
8.  Khufu - Egyptian pharaoh who built the Great Pyramid.
9.  Memphis - The city in Egypt that Menes made capital when he unified Upper and Lower Egypt.
10.  Thebes - City that became the capital of the entire Egyptian empire.