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Introduction to History
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    Basic terms and vocabulary for an introduction to Grade 6 history. Used for Year 1 of MYP Humanities.


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  • What is chronology?
    Putting events in order.

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  • Put the following dates in order from oldest to newest: 400 CE, 1500 BCE, 30, 320 BCE.
    1500 BCE, 320 BCE, 30, 400 CE

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  • What century is the year 30 in?
    The 1st century

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  • What is a primary source?
    Information that originates from the time/event you are studying

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  • What is a secondary source?
    Information that comes from after the time/event you are studying.

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  • What is the name of the calendar that is the most internationally accepted in the world today?
    The Gregorian calendar

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  • Historians get a lot of information from human-made objects. What do we call these?
    Artefacts

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  • In order to know if a source is reliable, historians need to ask a number of questions. Think of 3 of these questions.
    Who is this information coming from? When was it written? Where was it written? Why did the author write this? What do other sources say? What evidence is used?

  • 15 points
  • How many years are in a century?
    100 years

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  • How many years are in a decade?
    10 years

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  • How many years are in a millennium?
    1000 years

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  • What does BC stand for?
    Before Christ

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  • What does Anno Domini (AD) mean?
    In the year of our Lord.

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  • What are the non-religious equivalents of BC and AD?
    BCE, CE

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  • What do BCE and CE stand for?
    Before the Common Era and Common Era.

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  • What millennium are we in now?
    The 3rd millennium.

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  • What century are we in now?
    The 21st century

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  • Would a dinosaur fossil be a primary or secondary source?
    It's a primary source.

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  • What does reliable mean?
    Something you can trust.

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  • Historians need to make many inferences. What does this mean?
    Historians need to connect evidence to come to conclusions about what happened.

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  • Would a movie made in the year 2000 about World War I be a primary or secondary source?
    It's a secondary source.

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  • Would a letter written from a soldier to his mom in the year 1940 be a primary or secondary source if we were studying World War II?
    It's a primary source.

  • 5 points