Time Travel Vocabulary
Here you can find the definitions for all the bold terms on each of the adventure pages!
afterlife: the concept that life continues after death
artifact: an object made by humans
canopic jars: jars used to store organs for safekeeping for the afterlife in ancient Egypt
millennia: 1,000 years
obelisk: a tall stone monument with a pyramid like shape on the top
pharaoh: ancient Egyptian ruler
hieroglyphics: ancient Egyptian writing
architecture: The art or science of designing and creating buildings
direct democracy: Direct participation of citizens in democratic decision making
representative democracy: Major decisions are made through elected officials
Hercules (or Herakles): ancient Greek hero who was the son of Zeus
immortal: not mortal; able to live forever
mythology: the myths of a particular group or culture
pantheon of deities: the gods of a particular country or group of people
sarcophagus: a stone coffin
A New nation
citizen: A person who legally belongs to a country and has rights and protection of the country
colonial: colony: an area under the control of another country
inauguration: ceremony to mark the commencement of a new presidency in the United States
revolution: a major change in a society
century: 100 years
elevated train: Railway with tracks above street level
infrastructure: the basic structures needed for a place such as roads and bridges
pedestrian: a person walking
urban: relating to cities
immigration: Coming to another country to live
Gilded Age: a term coined by Mark Twain to describe the disparity of wealth at the turn of the century
Progressive Era: A political and social-reform movement that brought major changes to American politics and government during the first two decades of the 20th century.
push-pull factor: The idea that people immigrate because they are pulled to another place, or pushed from where they are from
tenement: an apartment, often refers to the overcrowded apartments of an urban area
The Great Depression and the New Deal
Economics: a science concerned with the process or system by which goods and services are produced, sold, and bought
The Great Depression: worldwide economic downturn that began in 1929 and lasted until about 1939.
The New Deal: programs enacted in the United States between 1933 and 1938, that included both laws passed by Congress as well as presidential executive orders during the first term (1933–1937) of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Public Works: the work of building things such as roads and bridges by the government
Works Progress Administration: the Works Progress Administration was a New Deal Agency employing millions of unemployed people to carry out public works.