Discipline: Social Studies

Grade(s)/Level: 7th Grade

Course: 7th Grade Ancient Civilizations

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Ancient India and China
Academic
Vocabulary
Something that precisely conforms to facts and faithfully represents what is true.
To separate an intellectual whole in order to investigate and evaluate its parts; the results of such thinking.
A form of reasoning designed to demonstrate the truth of a particular point of view. A statement offered as proof or evidence of the veracity of a point of view with the goal of persuading a reader or listener to agree.
The act, process, or condition of holding together or being well connected.
The accepted ways or techniques of communicating in writing, drama, literature, art, etc.
A believable or trustworthy source of information.
The behaviors, beliefs, institutions, art forms, and all other aspects of a group’s work and thought which are shared through their social interactions and express their unique characteristics.
To examine the kind and quantity of errors or mistakes that occur on a particular assignment; a way of determining areas of difficulty.
A meaning that exaggerates or alters the literal meaning of a word, sentence, essay, etc.
The study of the earth and its features and the way these have affected or influenced human activity and distribution.
The system by which a community is ruled; the structure that informs, shapes, and sustains the distribution and exercise of authority in a political state.
A visual representation of an idea, concept, subject, etc. used to enhance learning and the organization and recall of what is learned.
A reasonable guess or extension of a concept that is based on observations and logic.
To systematically examine.
What a writer expresses and a reader understands. It is communicated by the words, phrases, and sentences that describe objects, concepts, and the context of a piece of writing.
To restate in another form or different words, often to make the meaning more clear or to reflect in one’s own words what another has already stated.
To copy or imitate another’s work (ideas, language, thoughts, etc.) and present it as one’s own original work.
A sober, intentional, and careful consideration.
Something that relates to the subject under consideration.
Scholarly investigation or careful study for the purpose of presenting accurate and detailed information about a topic, person, and so on.
The way the parts of something are arranged to form a whole.
The way something is said, expressed, performed, or completed; it is the unique way of communicating that sets a person, piece of writing, speech, etc. a part from others.
To list or review the main points.
The literal or precise meaning of something.
The main idea, subject, or topic.
The way something is expressed to convey mood or emotion. For example, changes in pitch to communicate different meanings.
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