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a period of 100 years

century

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a period of 10 years

decade

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a long period of time marked by a single cultural feature

age

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a long period of time marked by great events, developments, or figures

era

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very old, or from a long time ago

ancient

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a word used to show that historians are not sure of an exact date; it means "about"

circa (or c.)

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a term used to identify dates that occurred long ago, before the birth of Jesus Christ; "before Christ"

BC

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a term used to identify dates that occurred after Jesus's birth; it comes from a Latin phrase that means "in the year of our Lord"

AD

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another way to refer to BC dates; it stands for "before the common era"

BCE

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another way to refer to AD dates; it stands for "common era"

CE

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a part or imprint of something that was once alive

fossil

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objects created by and used by humans

artifacts

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the study of the past

history

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the knowledge, beliefs, customs, and values of a group of people

culture

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the study of the past based on what people left behind

archaeology

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ideas that people hold dear and try to live by

values

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an account of an event created by someone who took part in or witnessed the event

primary source

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information gathered by someone who did not take part in or witness an event

secondary source

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the study of the earth's physical and cultural features

geography

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the natural features of the land's surface

landforms

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the pattern of weather conditions in a certain area over a long period of time

climate

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includes all living and the nonliving things that affect life in an area

environment

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characteristics

features

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an area with one or more features that make it different from surrounding areas

region

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materials found in the earth that people need and value

resources

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compare and contrast

differentiate

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unused

obsolete

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internal conflict

a conflict between yourself, a group, or a country

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farming

agriculture

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making an animal useful

domestication

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Who are Historians?

people who study history

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What is the main concern of Historians?

human activity in the past

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What are Historians interested in?

Historians are interested the how people lived their daily lives.

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What is culture?

the knowledge, beliefs, customs, and values of a group of people

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Name one thing about your culture.

Our culture celebrates the 4th of July.

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What is archaeology?

Archaeology is the study of the past based on what people left behind.

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Who are archaeologists?

People who explore places where people once lived, worked, or fought.

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How are history and archaeology similar?

They both study the people and places of the past.

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Without your own personal history you would not have an _________.

identity

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What are values?

ideas that are important to people

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What is one of your values?

having a close family

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History teaches how cultures are similar & _________.

different

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History also teaches about the ________ people have faced.

struggles

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Name a struggle in a county today.

TO BE RESEARCHED

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You are a culture that ________________________________________.

interacts with the outside world

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What does it mean to allow other people to come into our country?

It means we represent freedom to all.

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What else can you learn when studying history?

We can learn new things about different countries.

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Name 3 things that history helps you do.

1.) Helps you develop mental skills.2.) Encourages you to ask important questions.3.) Promotes good decision making skills.

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What are examples of primary sources?

1.) treaties2.) letters3.) diaries4.) laws5.) court documents6.) royal commands7.) audio or video recording of an event

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What are examples of secondary sources?

1.) history textbooks2.) journal articles3.) encyclopedias

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What are the 4 clues historians use to understand the past?

A.  Primary source - an account of an even created by someone who took part in or witnessed the event

B.  Secondary source - information gathered by someone who did not take part in or witness an event

C.  Artifact - objects created by and used by humans

D.  Fossil - a part or imprint of something that was once alive

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