Teaching of History

Glossary of Teaching of History


COMPILED BY : Prof. l.S.Sodi
Anecdota
A short amusing story about an event.
Anthropology
The study of human race, its culture etc.
Autobiography
The story of person's life written by him/herself.
Apartheid
A pol. System in S.Africa that legally separated people of different races.
Barons
A class of people like jagirdars under Feudalism.
Biography
The story of person written by someone else.
Bourgeouise
Middle class of France.
Calligraphy
The art of creating hand writing.
Capitalism
an economic system based on private ownership.
Chronology
a list of events in order in which they happened.
Civilization
highly developed form of culture.
Cold war
war of different ideologies e.g USA and Russia after II world war.
Culture
the way of life of a particular people.
Curriculum
A group of related courses often in specific field of study.
Dalton Plan
Learning method propounded by Miss Burkhart.
Das capital
Book written by Karl Mark and Fedecile Engels.
Dramatization
representation of an event through act.
Dome
A vaulted roof having a circular or hemispherical shape.
Epics
Long poems dealing with historical events.
Epigraphy
study of ancient inscriptions.
Fertile crescent
well watered valleys on the borders of Arabian and Iran.
Fiction
It gives the aesthetic pleasure of relieving the past.
Feudalism
Social and economic system developed in middle age west.
Folk
Traditional stories, beliefs and customs of a group of people.
Geneology
Representation of growth and development of an empire.
Gender bias
Unfair difference in the treatment of men or women because of their sex.
Globe
Round shaped map of world/ 3D Representation of earth.
Graphology
Science of evaluating the character of a person by standing his hand-writing.
Harappa
Capital of Indus valley civilization.
Herodotus
Greek historian known as father or history.
History
Story of what civilized men have thought and done in past times.
Historiography
the principles, theories or methodology of scholarly historical research and presentation.
Imperialism
Pol. and eco. policy by which more powerful countries subjugate less powerful countries.
 
Industralism
To adopt a country or group to industrial methods of production and manufacturing with all social changes.
Judaism
Religion of Jews.
Knights
a class of warriors in Feudal autocracy.
Karl Marx
German Scholar of Mid 19th century.
Legends
An old story that people till about an event or person.
Mandate
To assign a colony or territory to a specific nation under a mandate.
Marxism
Socio-echo and pol. system based on writings of Karl Marx.
Mystery
Something strange or unknown which has not yet explained.
Nationalism
Feeling of affection, loyalty and pride for their country.
Numismatics
study of coins.
Oligarchy
A state governed by a few persons.
Pamphlets
A small magazine contains information.
Periodicals
A magazine that is published regularly.
Peopaganda
Information that are methodically spread by an organized group or Govt to influence people's opinion.
Renaissance
 
New growth and interest in art and literature.
U.N.O
Organization of independent states.
Voltaire
Great poet, historian and dramatist.
Wealth of nations
Book written by Adam Smith.
William Woodrow Wilson
President of USA in 1920's.
Zafarnama
Victory letters sent to Aurangzeb by Guru Gobind Singh.
Ziggaurates
Sacred temples in Mesopotamia.

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