History Term
Definition in your own words
Use the word in a sentence that shows your understandingof the history term
human sacrifices
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A person who gets killed for a religious reason
China made a lot of human sacrifices for their emperor
clan
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A big group of friends or families
Does the clans from the book Warriors count?
Shang Dynasty
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A Chinese dynasty that was around the Huang He from 1700 to 1122 B.C.E
I wonder if there are any descendants from the Shang Dynasty alive right now.
ancestor worship
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To honor an ancestor by doing rituals and giving gifts to the dead
I barely know my ancestors, so how would I worship them?
logograph
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A character that is written to represent a word
I wonder if lopograph is like Heiroglyphics
economy
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It's the system to manage the wealth of a community, or a region
I bet we have a big economy, but China has a lot more due to their bigger population.
Confucianism
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A Chinese Philosophy that teaches proper behavior
Does my dog biting my finger count as bad Confucianism?
Daoism/Taoism
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A Chinese Philosophy that teaches in harmony with nature
Taoism is like the Lorax, since they both care about nature and peace!
Legalism
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A Chinese Philosophy that teaches strict obedience to laws
Now I know where laws, prisons and whipping started off!
Mandate of Heaven
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A power or law that is believed is to be granted by a god
I'm guessing the Mandate of Heaven was in Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia also!
feudalism
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A system of the government based on landowners and tenants
I wonder how they thought of feudalism as a system from tenants.
Zhou Dynasty
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A line of rulers in China from about 1045 to 256 B.C.E
The Zhou Dynasty changed China since they overthrew the Shang Dynasty.
Confucius
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He was one of the most famous philosopher in China born 551 to 479 B.C.E
Confucius was a very wise and smart Chinese man.
civil servants
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A person who works for a government
Civil Servants in the United States are maybe Delegates in the republican race.
Qin Shihuangdi
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The man who became emperor over a united China from 221 to 210 B.C.E
In my opinion, Qin Shinghuagdi was a very cruel and harsh leader.
standardize
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To make the same
As in standardize money?
exile
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Living away from one's native country
I wonder if people are still forced in exile.
immortal
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Able to live forever
In one of my favorite TV shows, Victor the Caretaker is 115 years old thanks to an elixir his father had made, but he wants to be immortal with the Cup of Ankh!
Han Dynasty
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The Chinese Dynasty that ruled from about 206 B.C.E to 220 C.E
The Han Dynasty had lasted for about 400 years!!!
bureacucracy
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A form of a government where a few people rule many others
Does America have bureacucracy?
calligraphy
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The art of fine handwriting
My writing is NOT good enough to be called calligraphy!
anesthetic
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A thing that takes away pain
If I was in the hunger Games, I would wish I had an anesthetic.
Silk Road
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A network of trade routes that stretched more than 4000 miles across Asia
I used to think the Silk Road was a road of silk, but it's actually routes tht are used to TRADE silk!!
Zhang Qian
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He was a Chinese explorer and as often called the Father of the Silk Road, since he had he had help created it.
Zhang Qian was almost like Marco Polo, since they both were explorers around China!