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.
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.
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.
a Chinese philosophy that emphasezes proper behavior
I think schools are really trying to stop bullying with Confucianism.
a Chinese philosophy that emphasezes living in harmony with nature
Yin and Yang are a part of Daoism.
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!
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
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.
to make the same
If you standardize everything life is simple, but boring.
living away from one's native country
If you lived in exile you would be isolated from everyone else.
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.
a form of government in which a few people rule many others
Bureacucracy is sort of what a government is like today.
the art of fine handwriting
Now everyone is taught calligraphy. Not everyone could afford it in ancient times.
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.