History Term
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human sacrifices
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Someone who is killed as for something religious like an offering to God
Human sacrifices were a religious ritual.
clan
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A large group of people that usually know each other
Most friends have a little clan.
Shang Dynasty
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A Chinese dynasty that ruled a part of china from 1700 to 1122 B.C.E.
The Shang dynasty was one of many dynasties that ruled china
ancestor worship
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honoring ancestors by offering things
Putting a stone on a grave is how ancestor worship is done by Jewish people .
logograph
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A type of writing that uses symbols
Logograph's were used in Ancient China.
economy
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A system of managing wealth
The economy is very important to making money and determining one's success.
Confucianism
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A Chinese philosophy that encourages good behavior
Confucianism is how my family views homework.
Daoism/Taoism
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A Chinese philosophy that encourages harmony with nature
Daoism is when you are one with nature and when you go with the flow.
Legalism
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A Chinese philosophy that encourages obedience to laws
Legalism is obeying the law in a strict way.
Mandate of Heaven
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A power granted by God
A mandate of heaven is the power to heal people.
feudalism
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A system of government based on tenants
Feudalism is like a social structure where people with high power at the top and low power at the bottom.
Zhou Dynasty
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A line of rulers from china. It went from 1045 to 256 B.C.E.
Zhou Dynasty is one of many dynasty families that have ruled in China's history.
Confucius

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The man who created Confucianism
My fortune cookie said, "Confucius say Be Good and Be Rewarded".
civil servants
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someone who works for the government
A policeman is a type of civil servant.
Qin Shihuangdi
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the emperor over china from 221 to 210 B.C.E.
Qin Shihuangdi was a strict ruler and a believer of legalism.
standardize
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to make the same
The MEAP is a standardize test.
exile
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living away from ones regular home
On the tv show Survivor, there is exile island where contestants are shipped away to.
immortal
Chinese symbol for immortal
Chinese symbol for immortal

to be able to live forever and ever
A vampire is immortal.
Han Dynasty
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a Chinese dynasty that ruled from 206 B.C.E to 220 C.E
The dynasty that ruled the most in China is the Han Dynasty.
bureacucracy
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a form of government with a few people ruling everyone else
Our school student council is a form of bureaucracy.
calligraphy
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Is the art of fine hand writing
I got an invitation in the mail and it was addressed in calligraphy.
anesthetic
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something that removes the feeling of pain
I wish I had anesthetic when I broke my fingers.
Silk Road
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a network of trade routes that for over 4000 miles
The Silk Road is like a regular road except it was for trading.
Zhang Qian
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The father of the silk road
Zhang Qian traveled the Silk Road many times.