Historic Time. Time Words and Lines. What words do we use to show time? What tools do historians use to show the sequence of historical events? What is chronology?. B.C. “Before Christ” Time period before Jesus was born. B.C.E “Before Common Era”
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What words do we use to show time?
What tools do historians use to show the sequence of historical events?
What is chronology?
Time period before Jesus was born.
B.C.E “Before Common Era”
Non-religious term used for time before Jesus
B.C and B.C.E are basically the same!
A.D. “Anno Domini” – in the year of the Lord (Latin)
Refers to time periods since birth of Jesus
C.E. “Common Era”
Non-religious term used for time since Jesus
A.D. and C.E. are basically the same!
Historic timeline s are like number lines in math with one major difference – there is no zero!
Decade = 10 years
Century = 100 years
Millennium = 1000 years
Chronology - an account of events in the order in which they happened
Century 100 years
Because there is no “year zero,” centuries always begin with a year that ends with #1 and ends with “00.”
Example: 1901=2000 = 20th century
To name the century, take off the “00” off the last year of the century.
1-100 C.E. 1st Century C.E.
1301 – 1400 A.D. 14th Century A.D.
700-601 B.C. 7th Century B.C.
a way of showing events in chronological order
shows change over time
better understand trends and significant events