History Term
Definition in your own words
Use the word in a sentence that shows your understanding of the history term
human sacrifices
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When a human is killed for a religious reason, like a ritual.
My brother was killed at a religious ritual and was a human sacrifice.
clan
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A big group of families or friends.
I lived in a clan when I was younger.
Shang Dynasty

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The Shang Dynasty was a dynasty that ruled an area around the Hung He river.
The Hung He River from 1700 to 1122 BCE was ruled by the Shang Dynasty
ancestor worship
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Honoring dead ancestors by giving them presents like food or wine through rituals.
I honored Great, Great, Great Grandad today, I honored him with wine.
logograph
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A written letter (character) that represents a word.
The written Chinese language uses logographs.
economy
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The system of managing money in a community or region.
I in charge of the economy in Michigan.
Confucianism
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A Chinese Philosophy that shows proper behavior.
My parents use Confusianism for homework.
Daoism/Taoism
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A Chinese philosophy that shows living in peace with nature.
My parents use Daoism for homework.
Legalism
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A Chinese philosophy that shows strict obedience to laws.
My parents use legalism for homework.
Mandate of Heaven
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A power or law beleived to be given to someone by the gods.
A king of China once thought his kingdom was granted the Mandate of heaven because he took over all of China.
feudalism
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A system of Goverment mostly used by landowners and tennants.
My uncle uses feudalism, he is a tennant.
Zhou Dynasty
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A line of rulers from China that lived from about 1045 to 256 BCE.
The Zhou Dynasty existed in China for about 789 years.
Confucius
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Was a man who lived for 72 years.
Confucius was told to be the founder of Confucianism.
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A person who work for the Government, in ancient China in the Han dynasty they were picked by their ability and knowledge.
My dad was a civil servant for the former government, he did anything they wanted.
Qin Shihuangdi Qin_Shi_Huang.jpg
He ruled China from 221 to 210 BCE.
Qin Shihuangdi united China for the first time but only ruled for about 15 years.
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To do/make the same thing.
I standardise that persons work.
exile
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Moved/ living away from your country.
I am in exile right now. I am British but I live in America.
immortal
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You can live forever.
I am imortal, so far, I am 201 years old. I have been killed many times.
Han DynastyHan_dynasty.gif
A dynasty that ruled from about 206 BCE to 220 CE.
The Han Dynasty was largest by far of the 4 main dynasties.
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A part of Government that means a few people rule lots of other people.
I think a King or Queen uses bureaucracy.
calligraphy
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Handwriting which it told to be an art.
My best friend can write calligraphy.
anesthetic
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Something that takes away your feeling of pain.
When I broke my arm they gave me anesthetic to take away my pain.
Silk Road
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Trade routes that go for more than 4,000 miles across Asia.
My brother uses the silk road to sell his things in different cities.
Zhang Qian
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He was a Chinese explorer.
He is told to be the father of the Silk Road.