What does BCE stand for in social studies?


What does BCE stand for in social studies?

Dividing Time Periods:

When studying time periods, the conventional way of denoting between long time periods is to designate them as BC or AD. When using BC, sometimes called 'before Christ, is all the history of world until the birth of Christ. The acronym A.D. (anno domini) is Latin for 'in the year of our lord', and is the period of time that covers from 1 AD to present.

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In social studies, BCE stands for 'before the common era'; it is the same thing as B.C. without the religious connotations. The same thing goes for...

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Periods of World History: Overviews of Eras from 8000 B.C.E to the Present

from AP World History: Exam Prep

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