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melonie
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Social Studies
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2011-10-04 19:51:28
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Reading Timelines
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Using AD and BC
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  1. Who's birth is the major historical event that divides the timeline into 2 parts?
    Christ
  2. What are the 2 timeline parts?
    AD and BC
  3. What does BC mean?
    Before Christ
  4. Sometimes, BC is called BCE, what does BCE mean?
    Before Common Era
  5. What does AD stand for?
    Anno Domini- This is latin for "in the year of our Lord.
  6. What does CE mean?
    Common Era
  7. What does Circa mean?
    around or about (c. is the abbreviation).
  8. When reading BC dates, the numbers that are larger are_______ ago in history?
    longer
  9. When reading BC dates, which numbers are closer to Christ's birth & earlier in time?
    smaller
  10. When reading AD dates, the _______ the number the later that time is in history.
    larger
  11. When reading AD dates, the _________ the number the closer it is to Christ's birth & earlier in time.
    smaller
  12. What do you add to the dates before Christ's birth?
    BC
  13. Which era was developed by an Italian monk?
    Christian
  14. Who was the Italian monk that developed the Christian Era?
    Dionysius Exiguus
  15. What year was the Christian Era thought to be developed?
    525 AD
  16. Was the Italian monk's estimate about the Christian Era's beginning correct?
    NO
  17. What number was missing from the timeline?
    zero
  18. When was Christ born?
    4 BC
  19. The timeline went from the _____ century BC to the ______ AD. That is why we are in the ______ century & it's only the 2000 numbers.
    1st, 1st, 21st

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