History Term
Definition in your own words
Use the word in a sentence that shows your understanding
of the history term
topography
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The study of Earth's shape and features.
We studied topography in school yesterday.
vegetation
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The plants of a place or religion.
Deserts have very little vegetation.
delta
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An area of sediment deposited at the mouth of a river.
There is a delta near my house.
papyrus
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A tough water plant used to make paper and rope in ancient times.
The ancient Egyptains invented papyrus.
nomad
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A person who moves place to place with no permanent home.
In the Paleolithic times, people were nomads.
Hebrews
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The people of Ancient Caanan who followed Judaism.
The Hebrews followed Jewish religon.
Torah
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A scroll, like the bible, that rabbi's use to teach Judaism at sinagoges.
Historians use theTorah as a source of information about early Jewish history.
Abraham
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The founder of Judaism.
Abraham spread the word that there was only one god.
Moses
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The greatest leader of the Hebrews. He freed the Hebrews from slavery in Eygpt, and gave Judaism it's fundamental laws.
Moses was a very important leader of the Hebrews.
King David
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One of the kings of Israel. He was very important, because he defeated Goliath.
King David made Jerusalem Israel's capital.
Solomon
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He became king after his dad, King David died. He built the Ark of the Covenant.
Solomon forced his people to work on the construction of the Ark of the Covenant.
convenant
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An agreement or promise.
Judaism began with a sacred convenant between God and Abram (or Abraham).
descendants
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A kind of daughter or son
Accourding to the Torah, God promised to favor and protect Abraham's decendants.
sacrifice
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To give up something such as someone or something's life, food, etc.
It was common in Abraham's time to offer animals as a sacrifice to the gods.
prophet
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A person who speaks or interprets for God to other people.
Moses was a prophet.
plague
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A terrible disaster affecting many people and thought to be sent by God as a punishment.
When the pharaoh refused to free the Hebrews, God punished Eygpt with 10 terrible plagues.
Exodus
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The escape of the Hebrews from Egyptian slavery.
The Torah calls the flight from Egypt the Exodus.
Ten Commandments
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The ten fundamental laws of Judaism.
The Ten Commandments are used in both Judaism and Christianity.
Sabbath
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The seventh day of the week to be used for rest and worship, according to one of the Ten Commandments.
The Sabbath is today
Ark of Covenant
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The place they held the Ten Commandments
Solomon built the Ark Of Covenant.