History Term
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Use the word in a sentence that shows your understanding
of the history term
topography
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Natural and artificial physical features of an area.
An example of topography is the Negev Desert.
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Plants that can be used that are found in a certain area.
Deserts don't have good vegetation because they are so dry.
delta
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A deposited "chunk" of land at the mouth of a river, usually a triangle shape.
The Nile River has a delta.
papyrus
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A tough plant that was used to make paper and rope in ancient times.
The Egyptians were the first people to use papyrus as paper.
nomad
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Someone who moves from place to place, without a home.
The nomad started in Michigan and ended up in Main!
Hebrews
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A group of people that lived from 1800 B.C.E to 70 C.E in Northeast Egypt, called Canaan.
Hebrews is a book in the Old Testament.
Torah
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The first 5 books in the Jewish Bible.
Some of my Jewish friends learn about the Torah at their temple.
Abraham
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A leader who led the Hebrew people from Mesopotamia to Canaan.
Some people can right Abraham's name in Hebrew.
Moses
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A leader that led his Hebrew people out of slavery in Egypt and brought Judaism the Ten Commandments.
When I read the BIble I hear about Moses and what he did.
King David
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A Hebrew king that made Jerusalem a holy city.
King David was made king after King Saul died.
Solomon
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The son of King David who built the first great temple of Jerusalem.
Solomon's temple was destroyed by another ruler.
convenant
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A promise or an agreement.
I made a covenant with my parents that I would listen to them.
descendants
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A son or daughter, and grandson or grandaughter, and so forth.
My grandma tells me about my descendants that were on the Mayflower.
sacrifice
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An animal for slaughter that is a gift to gods.
Mexicans buy expensive flowers, scents, and food as a sacrifice for the dead.
prophet
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Someone who interprets or speaks Gods words to other people.
Jesus is a very important prophet for Christians.
plague
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A terrible disaster, that is thought to be sent by God as a punishment, that affects many people.
After the plague everybody in the city evacuated.
Exodus
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When the Hebrews escaped slavery from the Egyptians.
Exodus is a book in the Old Testament of the Bible and the Torah.
Ten Commandments
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Rules of conduct given by God to Moses.
The ten commandments are written in the front of my bible.
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One day of the week that is used for rest and worship.
On Sundays when I go to church I observe the sabbath.
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A sacred chest where the Hebrews kept the ten commandments.
A long time ago the ark of covenant was kept in Solomons temple.