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ARTICLES THIS WEEK (due 10/31)

1st Period -GIBSON, AUDREY, ETHAN

2nd Period -KATHERINE, ELI, AMANDA

3rd Period - TEIGE, HANNAH, J.T.

4th Period - ALEX, ADELE, TATE

7th Period - CONNOR, LEXI, MICHAEL

Friday, October 24, 2014

Greece Lesson 1 Vocab. (due Monday)



Lesson 1 Vocabulary:
1.  Peninsula - An area of land surrounded by water on three sides.
2.  Harbor - A place along a coast typically used to shelter and protect boats and ships.
3.  Attica - A peninsula in east-central Greece on the Aegean Sea; this peninsula contains Athens.
4.  Peloponnesus - A mountainous peninsula in southern Greece between the Ionian and Aegean seas.
5.  Crete - The largest Greek island;  In the Med. Sea, southeast of Greece.
6.  Rhodes - Greek island east of Crete in the Aegean Sea.
7. Phoenicia - An ancient civilization on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean; used boats and invented alphabet
8.  Colony - Territory that is under another country's control.
9.  Mt. Olympus - Highest mountain in Greece, where the ancient Greeks thought the gods lived.

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.