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Unit 6.5 - China
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Social Studies
6th Grade
03/08/2018

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North China Plain
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the region where human settlement and culture began in China
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loess
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yellowish brown soil that blows in from the desert
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terrace
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a platform of earth (like stairs)
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double cropping
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a process in which two crops are grown on the same land in the same year
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Huang River
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(Yellow River) a river that cuts through the N. China Plain
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levee
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a dike/wall used to control flooding
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Tibetan Plateau
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“Roof of the World” a rocky region west of China. Contains the tallest peak in the world
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pictograph
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pictures that represent words
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dynasty
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a ruling family
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Shi Huangdi
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King of Qin who created the first unified Chinese empire and became the first Chinese emperor (259 BC – 210 BC)
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Han Gaozu
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first ruler of the Han Dynasty who lifted the ban of books in China
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civil service
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the practice of using skills and talents to work in the government
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