History Term
Definition in your own words
Use the word in a sentence that shows your understanding of the history term
Human Sacrifices
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When a person is killed for a specific reason.
The king's servent was sacrificed because the king died and they want him to go with the king into the after-life.
Clan

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a group of families or people who form in a group and normally have a certain name for there group.
The three famillies formed a clan called the Chili Lovers.
Shang Dynasty
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a dynasty that flourished from the 18th to the 12th centuries in B.C.
The Shang Dynasty was read about today in our History Textbooks.
Ancestor Worship
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The worship of passed away family members.
Ancestor worship was very popular in some anicient dynasties.
Logograph
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a symbol for a popular word or phrase
Chinese use logographs to write sentences but most other languages use letters.
Economy
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the earnings or money situations of a specific area.
China's economy is the second best in the world.
Confucianism
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Believing in the teachings of Confucius.
Sarah believes in confucianism, not Daoism
Daoism/Taoism
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believing in the teachings of Lao Zi
Tiffany believes in Daoism, not Legalism
Legalism
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Believing in the teachings of Legalism
Gary believes in Legalism, not Confucianism.
Mandate of Heaven
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The mandate of heaven is a chinese philosophy where they believe that the ruler was chosen by the gods.
The Emperor had been chosen by the Mandate of Heaven.
Feudalism

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A system in a pyramid form where the king is on the top.
Some ancient chinese dyanstys' feudalism as a social pyramid
Zhou Dynasty
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the dynasty in china that ruled from 1122 to 221 b.c.
The zhou dynasty ruled for 901 years.
Confucius
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The creator of confucianism, born in 551 b.c.
Confucius created one of the three chinese philosophies, called confucianism.
Civil Servants
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a government official who had to pass an exam before actually becoming one.
Civil servants were sometimes sons of nobles.
Qin Shihuangdi
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Emperor of the Qin Dynasty.
Qin Shihuangdi lived for 49 years.
Standardize
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To make the same for all of a product, like money, or weights.
Mr. Thomas's company standardized all of their business cards, so it would be easier for people to understand the cards.
Exile
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to be banned from where you live by government or an authority.
The government exiled a man who's green card had expired.
Immortal
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To never die
Luke thought he was immortal but was wrong because he died
Han Dynasty
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The dynasty that ruled from 206 bc to 220 ad.
The Han Dynasty was founded by Liu Bang.
Bureacucracy
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a state or country where government officials are NOT elected.
The USA is not a bureacuracy because we elect out government.
Calligraphy
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an elegant style of handwriting
Hannah was good at painting and calligraphy
Anesthetic
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a medicine that makes you fall asleep and sometimes makes you loopy.
Nicki had to take an anesthetic when she got her teeth pulled.
Silk Road
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a trade route that extended from China to the Mediterranean.
The Silk Road was a route for trading different supplies including silk.
Zhang Qian
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First person to bring back to China reliable information on Asia
Zhang Qian was born in 195 bc.