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Monday, May 12, 2014

SS FINAL EXAM

THE S.S. FINAL EXAM WILL BE THURSDAY, MAY 22 AND WILL COVER THE OLD TESTS FROM:

Middle Ages
Renaissance
3 Revolutions
Arabia
Russia
China/Japan

IT WILL ALSO COVER 2 MAPS FROM:

Europe
Russia

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Japan vocab. lesson 4 (done in class)

CHINA/JAPAN VOCAB. TEST MONDAY!!


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.

Monday, May 5, 2014

China Lesson 3 vocab. (due Wed.)



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.

China Lesson 2 Vocab. (due Tuesday)



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

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Lesson 1 Vocab. (due Thursday)



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.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Russia Lesson 4 Vocab. (due Thursday)



Lesson 4 Vocabulary:

1.   Russian Revolution – A great change in Russia that began in 1917 and led to the overthrow of the Tsars.

2.   Communism – Government that owns all property and businesses; leaders are not elected, but are chosen by the “party.”

3.   Socialism – Government that wants all people to share economically, but allows free elections and privately owned businesses.

4.   Collective Farm  Large farm worked by hundreds of families.

5.   Karl Marx – German philosopher who believed in Socialism.

6.   Russia – Country in eastern Europe and northern Asia, largest country in the world.

7.   Totalitarianism – Government where a dictator or small group of people run the country and have complete control.

8.   Capitalism – Government that allows individuals to own property and decide how they would like to manage it, and the people elect their leaders.

9.   Lenin – Soviet leader that led the Revolution and started Communism.

10. Stalin – Soviet dictator that started Totalitarianism.

11.  Soviet Union - Name given to Russia from 1917-1991