History Term
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human sacrificesDelaney's_Human_Sacrifice.jpg
Someone who gets killed to serve in the afterlife or for a religious ritual.
When a king died they sometimes made human sacrifices so he'd have servants in the afterlife.
clanDelaney's_Clan.jpg
A group of people that are related or friends.
Clans are usually many people in a clan.
Shang DynastyDelaney's_Shang_Dynasty.jpg
A dynasty by the Haung He river from about 1700 to 1122 B.C.E.
The Shang dynasty had 5 social classes.
ancestor worshipDelaney's_Ancestor_Worship.jpg
A way to worship ancestors by offering things such as food and wine.
Mexican have ancestor worship on The Day of the Dead.
logographDelaney's_Logograph.jpg
A character that translates to a word.
The logograph for good is a combination of woman and child.
economyDelaney's_Economy.jpg
A area, region, or town's managment of wealth.
In Michigan the economy isn't very good.
ConfucianismDelaney's_Confucianism.jpg
A philosophy from China that uses beliefs about acting properly.
People who believed in confucianism were treated badly by people that believed in legalism.
Daoism/TaoismDelaney's_Daoism.jpg
A easygoing philosophy that uses beliefs about meditation and being in nature.
Daoism was very easy going and did not enforce rules very much.
LegalismDelaney's_Legalism.jpg
A philosophy from China that says to have strict rules and harsh punishments.
Legalism believers did not like the scholars that believe in confucianism.
Mandate of HeavenDelaney's_Mandate_of_Heaven.jpg
A form of authority that is said to be given by God.
An emperor can say that they rule because
feudalismDelaney's_Fuedalism.jpg
A system of government in which large pieces of land are given to trusted people to farm.
The king only uses fuedalism with people he trusts.
Zhou DynastyDelaney's_Zhou_Dynasty.jpg
A Chinese dynasty from about 1045 10 256 B.C.E.
The Zhou Dynasty ruled a long time.
ConfuciusDelaney's_Confucious.jpg
A famous Chinese philosopher who believed in Confucianism and lived from 551 to 479 B.C.E.
Confucianism comes from the name Confusius.
civil servantsDelaney's_Civil_Servant.jpg
Someone who has a job in Government.
Civil servants work for people with power.
Qin ShihuangdiDelaney's_Qin_shihuangdi.jpg
The emperor of united China from 221 to 210 B.C.E.
Qin Shihuangdi ruled the Qin Dynasty.
standardizeDelaney's_standardize.jpg
To even and make the same as other things.
You have to standardize serving sizes for guests so everyone gets the same.
exileDelaney's_Exile.jpg
Someone who lives in a place they are not native to.
A French man is exile to China.
immortalDelaney's_immortals.jpg
A person who can never die.
Christians believe God is immortal.
Han DynastyDelaney's_Han_Dynasty.jpg
A dynasty in China that was in power from 206 to 220 B.C.E.
The Han dynasty used legalism.
bureacucracyDelaney's_Bureacucy.jpg
The type of government in which a small group of people governed many other people.
A person in a bureacucracy must have their hands full.
calligraphyDelaney's_Caligraphy.jpg
Types of handwriting.
Calligraphymust be neat to be read.
anestheticDelaney's_Anesthetic.jpg
A medication that makes a pain hurt less.
When I get a tummy ache I use an anesthetic.
Silk RoadDelaney's_Silk_Road.jpg
Trade routes that covered 4,000 miles across China.
The silk road was discoverd by Zhang Qian.
Zhang QianDelaney's_zhang_qian.jpg
The Chinese explorer who discovered the Silk Road
Zhang Qian discovered new things and brought them back to China.