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ARTICLES THIS WEEK (due 10/24)

1st Period -LAWTON, ALEXI, CASSIE

2nd Period -BLYTHE, ALEX, ABIGAIL

3rd Period - LIZZIE, ANDIE, WESLEY

4th Period - GREYSON, MADDOX, PRISCA

7th Period - ANNA KATE, COLTON, LEVI

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

India Tests

INDIA VOCAB. TEST WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22

INDIA TEST FRIDAY OCTOBER 24

India Lesson 6 vocab. (done in class)



 Lesson 6 Vocabulary:
1.  Civil Disobedience - A way of protest by calmly refusing to obey a law.
2Green Revolution - Campaign by the government of India in the 1950's to increase farming.
3.  Mohandas Gandhi - Indian political and religious leader, he used nonviolent methods to bring change in India.
4.  Pakistan - Formed in 1947 on the Indian subcontinent when the Muslims moved out.
5.  Bangladesh - Nation formed in 1971 after civil war, formerly "East Pakistan."

Monday, October 13, 2014

India Lesson 5 vocab. (due Tuesday)



Lesson 5 Vocabulary:
1.  Akbar - Ruler of the Mogul Empire in India.
2.  Shah Jahan - Mogul Emperor in India who built the Taj Mahal.
3.  Taj Mahal - A grand tomb in Agra, India built by Shah Jahan to honor his wife.

Friday, October 10, 2014

India Lessons 3-4 Vocab. (due Monday)



Lessons 3 & 4 Vocabulary:
1.  Hinduism - The religion of India that grew out of the beliefs of the Aryans.
2.  Vedas - In Hinduism, the ancient books of sacred songs on which much of the religious beliefs are based.
3.  Caste System - The social system in Hinduism in which a person's place is determined by the rank of his/her family.
4.  Reincarnation - Hindu belief that people move in a constant cycle of life, death, and rebirth.
5.  Dharma - In Hinduism, the laws and duties that each caste member must follow.
6 . Buddhism - Religion founded in India by Siddhartha Gautama which teaches that the most important thing in life is to reach peace by ending suffering.
7.  Monk - Man who devotes his life to religion.
8.  Four Noble Truths - In Buddhism, the principles that rule life and promise to end suffering.
9.  Eightfold Path - In Buddhism, the basic rules of behavior.
10.  Siddhartha Guatama - Ancient Indian religious leader who founded Buddhism and was known as "the Buddha" which means "Awakened One".

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

INDIA Lesson 1 AND 2 vocab. (lessons 1-2 due Friday)



 Lesson 2 Vocabulary:
1.  Citadel - A walled fort that protects a city.
2.  Migrate - To move from one place to another to live
3.  Harappa - Ancient city named after an Indian god, located in the Indus Valley in Ancient India
4.  Mohenjo-Daro - Ancient City whose name means "Mound of the Dead", located in the Indus Valley in Ancient India



Lesson 1 Vocabulary
1.  Subcontinent - A large landmass that is connected to the rest of a continent.
2.  Indus River - A river that flows through the Himalayas and into the Arabian Sea.
3.  Himalayas - The world's highest mountain range, forming the northern border of the Indian subcontinent.
4.  Indus Plain - A flat, dry region south of the Himalayas that is fertile because of silt deposited by the Indus River.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Mesopotamia Lesson 3 vocab. (due Tuesday)



Lesson 3 Vocabulary
1.  Judaism - The religion of the Jewish people.
2.  Torah - The first five books of the Old Testament containing the laws and teachings of Judaism.
3.  Ten Commandments - The laws God gave to Moses on Mt. Sinai.
4.  Sabbath - A weekly day of rest, prayer, and study.
5.  Diaspora - The scattering of Jews to many parts of the world.
6.  Abraham - Founder of Judaism, led his family from Ur to Canaan to obey God's command.
7.  Moses - Prophet who led the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt.
8.  Jerusalem - An ancient city in western Asia, capital of Israel today.