History Lesson 1 - Calendars and maps

Lesson 1 Summary 

  • Odysseus and where the word odyssey comes from
  • A.D. and C.E. can be used interchangeably
  • B.C.E. and B.C. can be used interchangeably
  • There is no year 0.
  • Decade means ten years. Century means 100 years. Millenium means 1000 years.
  • If you are 5 years old, you are in your 6th year around the planet.
  • The lines of lattitude are parallel and also called parallels of latitude.
  • The meridians are not parallel and are also called lines of longitude.
  • Two numbers, a latitude and a longitude, are needed to locate a place on a map or globe.


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