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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Arafat , Yasir

(1929- ) President of the Palestine National Authority and Chairman of the Palestinian Liberation Organization. Considered by many to be a terrorist, he has in recent years been accepted as the legitimate authority to speak for the Palestinians. His goals is to create a homeland for the displaced Palestinians.

arch

A curved structure that shapes the edge of an open space, such as, a doorway, a window.

Archeology

Studies the lives of early peoples by analyzing the objects left behind by ancient civilizations.

Archimedes

(287-212 BCE) Greek mathematician and inventor. He wrote works on plane and solid geometry, arithmetic, and mechanics. He is best known for the lever and pulley.

Archipelago

A chain of islands (e.g., Hawaii, Indonesia, Japan).

architect

A person who designs buildings.

Aristarchus

(310?-250? BCE) Greek scientist who first stated that the Earth revolved around the Sun, and rotated on its axis.

armistice

A truce during wartime.

Arranged Marriage

A marriage where the marital partners are choosen by others based on considerations other than pre-existing mutual attractions of the partners.

artisan

A person who is skilled at a craft, such as weaving, or woodcarving.


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