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Arts and Humanities
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primary source definition
An account created by someone who participated or witnessed the event.
secondary source definition
An account created by someone who researched and analyzed primary sources.
examples of primary sources
photos, diaries, journals, government records
examples of secondary sources
encyclopedias, textbooks, biographies
primary source advantage
first-hand account provides vivid detail and emotion
secondary source advantage
includes expert analysis that can blend points of view
primary source disadvantage
harder to find and sometimes difficult to read
secondary source disadvantage
can be boring; removes reader from the source material
the very first writing
Which ancient achievement allowed information to be recorded over time and history?
How did cave drawings change the civilization?
Development of written language, told stories of the people, recorded history for the future
How did Sumerian Cuneiform change the civilization?
Allowed them to keep records of everything, earliest attempt at alphabet, developed word concepts, recorded history for the future
How did Egyptian Hieroglyphics change the civilization?
Cursive as a mature form of writing, recorded history for the future
How did Mayan Hieroglyphics change the civilization?
recorded history for the future, allowed communication between different groups of Meso-americans
How did Chinese Stones & Bones change the civilization?
recorded history for the future, predicted the harvest, talk to ancestors
How were cave drawings different from other forms of writing?
Pictures, not letters, pictures created a story
How was Sumerian Cuneiform different from other forms of writing?
More complex word system, shapes and characters (lines & triangles)
How were Egyptian Hieroglyphics different from other forms of writing?
More than 1000 formal images, symbols & pictures
How were Mayan Hieroglyphics different from other forms of writing?
Used signs/symbols to represent whole words & sounds, could write everything they said
How were Chinese Stones & Bones
different from other forms of writing?
Kill animals to get bones, wrote on bones
cave drawing example
Sumerian Cuneiform example
Egyptian Hieroglyphics example
Mayan Hieroglyphics example
Which ancient achievement involved the beautiful and functional spaces used by humans?
What resource allowed the Romans to build long lasting and infamous arches, domes and roads?
When building architecture, what are the essential resources to have?
money, labor, and tools
Which achievement can both record the history of the time and represent the beauty around them?
Greek architecture example
Why did ancient Romans sculpt busts of their ancestors or famous people?
to memorialize them
What two values did the Terra Cotta Soldiers of the first Emperor of China reflect?
power and money
The epic poems known as the "Iliad" and the "Odyssey" both reflect what three Greek values?
1. Religion 2. War 3. Heroism
Many civilizations had achievements in what science that led to the transformation of how they could track time, seasons, and therefore the way they prepared for farming?
What achievement in infrastructure did the Mesopotamians, Egyptians, Incas have in bringing water to their crops?
What achievement transformed transportation?
What achievement was created by Ancient China that transformed their economy?
Who were the three Greek philosophers who valued using reason to explain things?
1. Socrates 2. Plato 3. Aristotle
Both the Romans and the Inca transformed their civilizations by creating what important achievement in infrastructure?
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