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History Vocabulary 6th Grade BMS Chapter 1 Lesson 1-3
Terms in this set (58)
The study of objects to learn about past human life
An object made by people
The study of Fossils
Plant or animal remains that have been preserved from an earlier time
A class of individuals with similar physical characteristics
The study of human culture and how it develops over time
a period of 10 years
a period of 100 years
a period of 1000 years
a large division of time
What do Artifacts and Fossils have in common?
Both are studied to learn what the world was like and what people did in an earlier time.
The first historical era more than 5,500 years ago
The calendar that we use, starts after the birth of Christ (AD). The years before Christ are known as BC.
Should B.C. be written before or after the year?
Should A.D. be written before or after the year?
A diagram that shows events in the past, in the order in which they occurred.
Showing events in the order in which they occurred
How should a time line be read if it is horizontal?
From left to right (like a sentence)
What do the words in a time line tell?
What happened (and when)
What do the spaces between descriptions in a time line indicate?
How much time passed between events.
How should a time line be read if it is vertical?
From top to bottom
What does BC stand for?
what does circa or c mean
Latin word that means "about" or "around"
What is A.D. the abbreviation
What does anno Domini mean?
"in the year of our Lord"
What is the time before people developed writing called?
What are people who study history called?
Examples of Historical Periods
Decade, Century, Millennium and eras
What does integral mean?
Necessary, essential or part of
What does precise mean?
Tools, pottery, weapons and jewelry
Examples of artifacts
What was "Lucy"
a partial skeleton of a human ancestor from 3.2 million years ago found in Africa
species that modern human beings belong to
How long did Homo sapiens develop
150,000 to 195,000 years ago
Something that shows proof or indicates that something is true
Written or created by people who saw or experienced an event
Created after an event, written or created by people who were not part of a historical event
document or reference work
Point of view
A personal attitude about people or life
An unreasoned,emotional judgement about people or events
concerned with academic learning or research
A decision that is reached after examining evidence
limited having boundaries
an explanation of the meaning of something
Someone who was at an event wrote about it.
example of primary source
Someone wrote a story that someone told them
example of a secondary source
Study of historical interpretations
An artifact from an anthropological dig
example of evidence
The web address of a site. Stands for uniform resource locator
evidence that someone is an expert
government site (accurate data)
education site (accurate data)
organization (sites can contain bias information)
using someone's work or ideas without given them credit
3 reasons why we study history
What are reliable sources you can use in researching history?
Create a personal time line with key events that happened before and after you were born
Which maps are primary vs secondary sources. How are these types of sources used by historians.
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