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Working with historic time






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  • 1. Working With Historic Time B.C. “Before Christ” 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!
  • 2. Using an Historic Timeline
    • Using an historic timeline is much like using a number line in math with one major difference – there is no zero !
    • When using an historic timeline, think of the A.D. / C.E. side like the positive numbers on a number line.
    • Think of the B.C. / B.C.E. side like the negative numbers on a number line.
  • 3. Sample Timeline Problems
    • Granny Jones was born in 1920 C.E. and died in 2006 C.E. How old was she when she died?
    • Gramps Wilson died in 2003 A.D. at the age of 97. In what year was he born?
    • An archaeologist uncovered the remains of a human who lived from approximately 1750 B.C. and died around 1720 B.C. How old was this individual when they died?
    • Using the same person from above, how many years ago did they die?
    • If Queen Nefertiti died in 1335 B.C.E. at age 42, in what year was she born?
    • Century a time period of 100 years
    • ** Because there is no “year zero,” centuries always begin with a year ending in the number “1” and end in a year ending with “00.”
    • ** In order to name the century, take the “00” off the last year of the century, and that is its name.
    • Examples :
    • 1-100 C.E. 1 st Century C.E.
    • 1301 – 1400 A.D. 14 th Century A.D.
    • 700-601 B.C. 7 th Century B.C.
  • 5. Sample Century Problems
    • The years 501 - 600 C.E. would be the ________ century.
    • The years 1701 – 1800 A.D. would be the ________ century.
    • The 14 th century A.D. would comprise what years?
    • The 8 th century C.E. would comprise what years?
    • The 1 st century B.C. would comprise what years?