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ARTICLES THIS WEEK (due March 27 )

1st Period - CASSIE, GIBSON, LAWTON

2nd Period -AMANDA, ABIGAIL, ALEX

3rd Period -AUGUST, MADELYN, HANNAH

4th Period - CAMERON, MADDOX, LILLIAN

7th Period - MICHAEL, AMILYA, ANNA KATE

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Arabia Lesson 2 vocab. (due Monday)



Lesson 2 Vocabulary:

1.   Islam – Religion of Muslims based on the teachings of Muhammad.

2.   Quran – Holy book of Islam, believed to contain teachings of God to Muhammad.

3.   Kaaba – Religious temple in Mecca that became sacred to Muslims.

4.   Hijra – Migration of Muhammad from Mecca to Medina in 622 AD.

5.   Five Pillars – The 5 basic duties of all Muslims.

6.   Pilgrimage – Journey for a religious purpose.

7.   Muhammad – Founder of Islam.

8.   Mecca – City in Arabia believed to be the birthplace of Muhammad, today the most holy city of Islam.

9.   Medina – Arabian city that Muhammad migrated to.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Vocabulary Lesson 1 (due Thursday)



Lesson 1 Vocabulary:

1.   Arabia – A large peninsula in southwestern Asia.

2.   Persian Gulf – Body of water east of Arabian Peninsula that separates Arabia from Iran.

3.   Arabian Sea – Body of water south of Arabia that lies between Arabia and India.

4.   Red Sea – Narrow body of water west of Arabian Peninsula between Arabia and Africa.

5.   Oasis – Watered area in a desert typically by a spring.

6.   Yemen – Present day country in southwest Arabia.

7.   Petra – Ancient Arabian city of trade, in present-day country of Jordan.

8.   Caravan – Group of people and animals traveling together for safety.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Revolutions Lesson 3 vocab. (due Wednesday)



Lesson 3 Vocabulary:


1.   Absolute Monarchy – A form of government where the ruler has complete power.
 2.   Divine Right – Belief that a ruler has the right from God to rule and therefore can’t be questioned.
 3.   Estates – Three social classes that France was divided into before the French Revolution.
 4.   Aristocracy – A class of people made from the members of noble families, usually a very powerful group.
 5.   Peasants – Small farm owner or worker.
 6.   Louis XVI – King of France before and during the French Revolution, executed because of the Revolution.
 7.   Marie Antoinette – Queen of France before and during the French Revolution, executed b/c of the Revolution.
8.   Napoleon Bonaparte – French General who became the emperor of France after conquering many lands.
 9.   Versailles – City in France where King Louis XVI built his palace, also the name of the palace.
 10.        Paris – Capital city of France
 11.        Bastille – Prison fortress in Paris that was attacked on July   
        14, 1789 to start the French Revolution.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Revolutions Lesson 1 and 2 Vocab. (MUST BE WRITTEN - DUE MONDAY!)



Lesson 2 Vocabulary:
1.  Industrial Revolution – A time of great change in the way goods were produced during the 1700’s that began in England.
2.  Textile – Cloth
3.  Factory – Building in which machines used to manufacture goods are produced.
4.  Middle Class – The new class of business people during the Industrial Revolution, had more money and owned businesses.
5.  Working Class – People who worked for money during the Industrial Revolution, some lived in very poor conditions.
6.  John Kay – Englishman who invented the “flying shuttle,” the first weaving machine.
7.  James Hargreaves – Englishman who invented the “spinning jenny,” a weaving machine with a spinning wheel.
8.  James Watt – Scottish inventor who developed a better steam engine that burned coal.

Lesson 1 Vocabulary:
1.  Nicolaus Copernicus – Polish astronomer who in 1514 discovered that Earth and other planets revolve around the sun.
2.  Galileo Galilei – Italian astronomer whose telescopes proved that the sun is the center of the solar system.
3.  Isaac Newton – English scientist who studied gravity.
4.  Gravity – The force that pulls objects toward Earth and that draws planets into orbits around the sun.
5.  Geocentric – The idea that the Earth is the center of the universe and everything revolves around it.
6.  Heliocentric – The idea that Earth and the other planets revolve around the sun.
7.  Telescope – Optical instrument for making distant objects appear nearer and larger.
8.  Scientific Method – A way of studying things through questioning and thorough testing.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Renaissance Lesson 4 Vocab. (you don't have to write down, but KNOW THEM!!)



Lesson 4 Vocabulary:
1.  England – Most populated part of the United Kingdom
2.  Henry VIII – King of England in the early 1500’s, founded the church of England and broke with the Catholic church b/c the pope wouldn’t grant him a divorce.
3.  Monarchy – Government ruled by a king or queen.
4.  Queen Elizabeth I – Queen of England from 1558-1603, was a successful ruler and did much for England.
5.  Armada – Fleet of warships
6. William Shakespeare – English poet and playwright, considered one of the best.