History Term
Definition in your own words
Use the word in a sentence that shows your understandingof the history term
human sacrifices Trey_N's_human_sacrafice.jpg
a person who is killed as part of a religious ritual
The ancient people use to use human savrifices.
clanTrey_N's_clan.jpg
a large group of friends and family
I just joined this clan.
Shang DynastyTrey_N's_Shang_Dynasty.jpg
the Chinese dynasty that ruled the area around the Huang He from 1700 to 1122 B.C.E.
The Shang Dynasty was the very first dynasty to rule China.
ancestor worshipTrey_N's_Ancestor_Woship.jpg
honoring ancestors through rituals, such as offering food and wine to the dead
The ancient chinese were ancestor worshipers.
logographTrey_N's_logographs.jpg
a written character that represnts a word
Logographs were like Chinese hyrogliphs.
economy Trey_N's_economy.jpg
a system of managing the wealth of a community or region
Each country has a different economy.
ConfucianismTrey_N's_confucianism.jpg
a Chinese philosophy that emphasezes proper behavior
I think schools are really trying to stop bullying with Confucianism.
Daoism/TaoismTrey_N's_daoism.jpg
a Chinese philosophy that emphasezes living in harmony with nature
Yin and Yang are a part of Daoism.
LegalismTrey_N's_Legalism.jpg
a Chinese philosophy that emphasizes strict obedience to laws
You were punished severly if you disobeyed a legalist ruler.
Mandate of HeavenTrey_N's_mandate_of_heaven.jpg
a power of law believed to be granted by a god
The Mandate of Heaven is how China was started in the first place!
feudalismTrey_N's_feudalism.jpg
a system of government based on landowners and tenants
In feudalism you would be rich with land.
Zhou DynastyTrey_N's_Zhou_Dynasty.jpg
a line of rulers in China from about 1045 to 256 B.C.E.
The Zhou Dynasty was the second Chinese dynasty of power
Confucius
A Chinese philosopher who invented the term Confucianism
Confucius was the most famous philospher in Chinese history.
civil servantsTrey_N's_civil_servant.jpg
a person who works for a government
Civil servants were like ancient politians.
Qin ShihuangdiTrey_N's_confucius.jpg
the man who became emperor over a united China from 221 to 210 B.C.E.
Qin Shihuangdi was always looking for ways to become immortal.
standardizeTrey_N's_Standardize.jpg
to make the same
If you standardize everything life is simple, but boring.
exileTrey_N's_exile.jpg
living away from one's native country
If you lived in exile you would be isolated from everyone else.
immortalTrey_N's_immortal.jpg
able to live forever
Gods were considered immortal.
Han DynastyTrey_N's_Han_dynasty.jpg
the Chinese dynasty that ruled from about 206 B.C.E. to 220 C.E.
The Han Dynasty invented many of the things we take for granted now.
bureacucracyTrey_N's_Bureaucracy.jpg
a form of government in which a few people rule many others
Bureacucracy is sort of what a government is like today.
calligraphyTrey_N's_calligraphy.jpg
the art of fine handwriting
Now everyone is taught calligraphy. Not everyone could afford it in ancient times.
anestheticTrey_N's_anesthestic.jpg
something that takes away the feeling of pain
Anesthetics are used commonly today.
Silk RoadTrey_N's_Silk_Road.jpg
a network of trade routes that stretched more than 4,000 miles across Asia
The Silk Road connected China to Rome!
Zhang QianTrey_N's_Zhang_Qian.jpg
a Chinese explorer, often called the father of the Silk Road
Zhang Qian was captured more than once by the Hun, both times he escaped.