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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.

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