8 Student Edition Lesson Review Questions Lesson 1 What Did You Learn? See page 17 of the Student Edition. Find the Facts 1. What is history? History is the story of the past. 2. What is an artifact? An artifact is an object made or used by people of the past. 3. What is a historic site? Give an example. A historic site is a place where history happened. Examples will vary. 4. What is a decade? A century? A decade is a period of 10 years. A century is a period of 100 years. 5. What are causes and effects? A cause is something that happens first and causes something else to happen. An effect is the result, or what happens because of a cause. Tell What It Means 6. Why do we study history? Answers will vary . Students may recognize that we study history to learn about the choices people made in the past and to learn from those choices. We study history to better understand where we came from and where we are going. 7. How do time periods and timelines help us study history? They help us understand when events happened and how they were related to each other. They help us understand the order in which things happened so we can see how certain events led to other events (cause and effect). 8. How can artifacts teach us about the past? They show us how people lived in the past. They tell us about their lifestyle and culture. They can also tell us how long ago a group of people were here. 9. Why should we use more than one source when studying history? Using more than one source helps us have a more complete picture of what happened. It helps us to get more than one point of view. Make Connections 10. Think of a cause-and-effect relationship in your life. What was the cause? What was the effect? What did you learn? Answers will vary. 11. How is school different for you than it was for your parents and grandparents? Why? Answers will vary. Student Guide Lesson 1 Comprehension Strategy Preview a Textbook See pages 2–3 in the Student Guide. 1. Which chapter and lesson tells about the coming of European explorers? Chapter 2, Lesson 3 2. What is a glossary, and what page is it on? A glossary gives definitions of words used in a book. In this book it is on page 230. 3. What year was the history book published? 2014 (first printing); you may need to use a different date for later editions. 4. How many images of maps can you find in Chapter 1? There are 11. Be sure to count the maps on pages 43–44. 5. What is the major (big) heading on page 96? Challenges in a New Land 6. What was the artifact shown on page 111 used for? It was a foot warmer. 7. Who is the Bay State Biography on page 194 about, and what is he considered to be the “father” of? Robert Goddard, father of modern rockets
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