Global History & Geography for 14-15 Yr olds USA) (Thomas Caswell)


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Thomas describes this database: "This 800+ term glossary is based on the New York State curriculum for 9th and 10th grade social studies. Called "Global History and Geography," this curriculum culminates in a high-stakes Regents examination that all students must pass in order to graduate and earn a high school diploma."

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Anthropology

The science that studies mankind, especially it's origin, development, divisions, and customs.


anti-Semitism

The hatred of people of Jewish descent.

antibiotics

A substance that kills bacteria in the human body. It is used to prevent or treat various illnesses.

antiseptic

An agent that helps prevent or reduce infection in wounds.

apartheid

A political policy in South Africa where black South Africans could only live in certain areas, were required to use separate trains, beaches, restaurants, and schools, and could not enter into an interracial marriage.

appeasement

The policy of pacifying an aggressive nation in the hopes of avoiding further conflict.

aqueducts

Above ground structures used to carry water long distances. Built by the ancient Romans.

Arabic

A language that is the official language of several countries of North Africa and the Middle East, as well as the religion of Islam.

Arabic Numerals

A written number system created during the Gupta golden age in India, then adopted by the Islamic Empire before spreading further. Used throughout western civilization today.

arable

Land that is able to support the growing of crops.


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