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Friday, May 8, 2015

FINAL EXAM REVIEW




THE SOCIAL STUDIES FINAL EXAM WILL BE THURSDAY, MAY 21 AND WILL COVER OLD TESTS FROM MIDDLE AGES, RENAISSANCE, REVOLUTIONS, ARABIA, RUSSIA, AND CHINA/JAPAN.  

 IT WILL ALSO COVER THE MAPS OF RUSSIA AND EUROPE.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

China/Japan Lesson 4 Vocab. (done in class)



Lesson 4 Vocabulary:
1. Archipelago – A large group of islands.
2.  Shinto – Japanese religion marked by the belief in spirits of nature.
3. Shogun – Title for the ruler of feudal Japan; was a military dictator appointed by the emperor.
4. Samurai – Class of soldiers in feudal Japan who were loyal to their lords.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

China Lesson 3 vocab. (due Monday)



Lesson 3 Vocabulary:
    1. Warlord – In China, a strong military leader who seized control of territories and took over leadership.
        2.  Long March – Journey taken by the Communists across China after losing the 1st civil war to the Nationalists.
        3.  Sun Yatsen – Leader of the Nationalists; founded the Republic in China.
        4 . Chiang Kai-shek – Leader of the Nationalists; he took over when Sun Yatsen died.
        5.  Mao Zedong – Chinese communist leader who eventually defeated the Nationalist party.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

China Lesson 2 Vocab. (due Friday)



Lesson 2 Vocabulary:
1.   Shihuangdi – Chinese emperor who founded the Qin dynasty and unified China
2.   Province – Division of land within an empire or country
3.   Great Wall of China – A long defensive wall extending through Northern China
4.   Confucius – Chinese philosopher who stressed the need for respect and peace
5.   Confucianism – system of beliefs and teachings based on Confucius
6.   Mandate of Heaven – Belief that the Chinese emperor’s right to rule came from the gods
7.   Kublai Khan – Invaded and took over China, founded the Yuan dynasty, improved China
8.   Grand Canal – a waterway in China connecting Beijing with cities in the South
9.   BeijingCapital of China, made capital by Kublai Khan
10.                     Forbidden City – A walled area in Beijing built by the Ming dynasty that contained the palaces of the emperor

Friday, April 24, 2015

China/Japan Lesson 1 vocab. (due Tuesday)



Lesson 1 Vocabulary:
1.   Loess – Fine, yellow soil that is easily carried by wind and rain.
 2.   Tibet – A high, mountain plateau in Asia.
 3.   Levee – Wall built along a river bank to prevent flooding.
 4.   Terrace – Level platform of earth built into a hillside for farming.
 5.   Paddies – Shallow, flooded field where rice is grown.
 6.   Dynasty – Line of rulers from the same family.
 7.   Anyang – Ancient Chinese capital of the Shang dynasty.
 8.   Oracle Bones – In ancient China, a cattle or sheep bone used to predict the future.