6th Grade SS Final
Terms in this set (50)
The study of the past. Some examples may be: a concert from yesterday or an ancient artifact from 3000 years ago.
A person who studies the past based on what people have left behind. They study places where people lived, worked, or fought.
A part or imprint of something that was once alive. Found near sites of where past people and animals lived.
A historian studies the past. A historian makes predictions about the future based on the past, studies and interprets history, teaches and learns about culture and identity.
Object created and used by humans.
The knowledge , beliefs, customs, and values of a group of people.
An account of an event by someone who took part in or witnessed the event.
Primary: Journals, videos, diaries, photographs, art
A secondary source is an account of an event by someone who DID NOT take part in or witness the event.
Secondary: Encyclopedia articles, textbooks, weather data, books written by authors who research events.
Where is it?
What is it like there?
What characteristics does it share with other places?
How do humans modify, use, or interact with the environment?
How do people, ideas, and goods get around?
The study of the earth's surface and natural made resources. ie; landforms and bodies of water.
The study of human interaction on earth. ie; farming and man-made buildings.
The state of the atmosphere with respect to wind, temperature, cloudiness, moisture, pressure, etc. on a daily basis.
Weather conditions of a region, such as temperature, air pressure, humidity, precipitation, sunshine, cloudiness, and winds, throughout the year, averaged over a series of years.
Time before writing.
Discovered by Donald Johanson which helped us discover that early humans walked on 2 legs 3 million years ago.
An early ancestor of humans.
A community of people who share a common culture.
Paleolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic
Parts of the Stone Age based on the types of tools people used.
Freezing times which led to people migrating.
Farming. Resulted in permanent settlements and food surplus.
Division by rank or class.
Long poems about great heroes.
A pyramid shaped temple tower. They were built tall to honor the gods.
World's 1st system of writing. Used symbols to depict words and sounds.
Wheeled vehicle the Hittites used in battle.
Chaldean king that rebuilt Babylon and the famous Hanging Gardens of Babylon.
Ruler of the Babylonian Empire.
A ruler of a kingdom or empire.
Considered a god-king who was to blame if negatives occurred in Egypt.
Central to Egyptian religion; Life after death.
Process of preserving one's physical body so the soul can live on.
Burial tombs of rulers and elite. The people of Egypt paid taxes to build them. They reflected the importance of the pharaoh.
A huge stone slab inscribed with hieroglyphics. It provided historians with Greek text that matched early Egyptian writing. It helped decode it.
Famous tomb discovery in 1922 that taught us about Egyptian burial practices.
Egyptian writing system.
Surrounded by water on 3 sides; Greece's mainland.
Rule of the people.
Government that had only a few people in power
Type of government where citizens elect officials to make, debate, and vote on the laws.
Goddess of Love & Beauty.
God of the Underworld.
"The Gift of the Nile"
Herodotus said this because the Nile brought fertility and life to an otherwise dry barren land.