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Myth

a traditional story that explains the practices or beliefs of people or something in the natural world.

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Ritual

words or actions that are part of a religious ceremony

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Oracle

a sacred shrine where a priest or priestess spoke for a god or goddess

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Construct

to build by putting parts together; to build; to create

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Fable

a story meant to teach a lesson

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Oral tradition

the custom of passing along stories by speech

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Drama

a story written in the form of a play

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Tragedy

a play or film in which characters fail to overcome serious problems

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Comedy

a play or film that tells a humorous story

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Plagiarism

To present someone's work as your own without giving that person credit

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Primary source

First hand evidence of an event in history ex: diary

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Decade

10 years

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Millennium

1000 years

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Archeology

The study of objects to learn about past human life

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Paleontology

The study of fossils

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Anthropology

The study of human culture and how it develops over time

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Culture

The set of beliefs, behaviors, and traits shared by a group of people (the way of life)

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Evidence

Something that shows proof or an indication that something is true

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Bias

An unreasoned, emotional judgment about people or events

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Prejudice

Being bias, having a negative feeling on someone or there culture or race

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Century

100 years

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Secondary source

A long document or recording that relates or discusses info originally present else where

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Historical era

An era in which similar events happen

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Latitude

imaginary lines that circle the Earth parallel to the Equator

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Longtitude

imaginary lines that circle the Earth from the North Pole to the South Pole, measuring distance east or west of the Prime meridian

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Democracy

a government by the people

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Direct democracy

a form of democracy in which all citizens can participate firsthand in the decision-making process

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Representative democracy

a form of democracy in which citizens elect officials to govern on their behalf

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Zeus

King go gods. God of rain and lightening

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Hera

Goddess of marriage

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Hades

God of the underworld

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Poseidon

God of the sea

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Hestia

Goddess of home

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Artemis

Goddess of the hunt and wild animals

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Apollo

God of light

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Hermes

Messenger of gods

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Aphrodite

Goddess of love and beauty

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Ares

God of war

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Athena

Goddess of wisdom