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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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(1850-1864) A revolt by the people of China against the ruling Manchu Dynasty because of their failure to deal effectively with the opium problem and the interference of foreigners.
The collection of Jewish writings that is the basis of Jewish religious law.
Collected teachings of Chinese philosopher Lao Tze, the founder of Taoism/Daoism.
A tax on imports.
A Japanese ritual in which tea is prepared, served, and drunk in a certain way.
tools and skills people use (i.e. computers and machines assist in research and production)
A device used to see distant objects, such as those in space.
The ten laws given to Moses by God, according to the Bible.
The cutting out of flat areas (terraces) into near vertical slopes to allow farming. Terrace farms appears as steps cut into a mountainside. This adaptation allowed both the early Chinese, and the Inca of Mesoamerica to grow enough food for their large populations.