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Ch 14: AP World History: Asia, Africa & America (1000-1300 CE)

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Watch video lessons and learn about Asia, Africa and America during the common era between 1000 and 1300. The quizzes that follow each of the lessons can help you gauge your comprehension of the materials.

About This Chapter

In part, the video lessons in this Asia, Africa and America (1000 - 1300 CE) chapter cover African cultures, Aztec civilizations and Chinese dynasties. When you have finished watching these video lessons, you will have gained knowledge of:

  • Korea and Vietnam in the Middle Ages
  • The idea of interactions in the Kush and Axum civilizations
  • The contrasts between Islam and Hinduism
  • Trade between Japan and China

Video Objective
Chinese Dynasties (1000 - 1300 CE): T'ang, Song and Ming Learn about the three main Chinese dynasties of this period.
Japan (600 - 1400 CE): Beliefs, Reforms and Rulers Study Taika reforms, the Yamamoto clan and the Code of Bushido.
Vietnam and Korea (1000 - 1300 CE): Overview and Influences Discover how China influenced these nations in the Middle Ages.
India (1000 - 1300 CE): Dynasties and Religions Discuss the Delhi Sultanate as well as the two main religions of this region.
The Kush and Axum Civilizations on the Swahili Coast: Development and Interactions Explain how these civilizations were created and how they dealt with eachother.
African Cultures: Ghana, Mali and Songhai Explore some aspects of these cultures.
Mayan Disappearance: Theories & Quiz Learn about the events that took place around 800 CE that led to a significant drop in the Mayan population.
The Aztecs: Civilization, Culture & Quiz Identify the factors that brought an end to the Aztec civilization and go over how the Spanish conquistadors changed Aztec culture.
The Inca Civilization and Pizarro: Pre-Columbian South America Establish the agricultural accomplishments of the Incas, analyze the strengths of Incan rulers, and review the outcomes of Pizarro's ransom plan.
The Incan Empire: History, Fall & Quiz Highlight the similarities between the Incan Empire and the Roman Empire, then catalog the events of the Incan Empire's history as well as its fall.
Trade Networks in the Middle Ages: Empires and Routes Discuss the Mediterranean Trade, the Silk Road, the Hanseatic League, the Trans-Saharan trade routes, and the land routes of the Mongols.

14 Lessons in Chapter 14: AP World History: Asia, Africa & America (1000-1300 CE)
Chinese Dynasties (1000-1300 CE): T'ang, Song & Ming

1. Chinese Dynasties (1000-1300 CE): T'ang, Song & Ming

In this lesson, we explore three important Chinese dynasties of the Middle Ages: the T'ang, the Song, and the Ming, which all ruled for a few hundred years each between the 7th and 17th centuries C.E.

Japan (600-1400 CE): Beliefs, Reforms & Rulers

2. Japan (600-1400 CE): Beliefs, Reforms & Rulers

In this lesson, we explore the Middle Ages in Japan, from the classical era of imperial Japan to the feudal era of intermittent and regional warfare that followed it.

Vietnam & Korea (1000-1300 CE): Overview & Influences

3. Vietnam & Korea (1000-1300 CE): Overview & Influences

In this lesson, we explore the history of two smaller Asian countries during the Middle Ages: Vietnam and Korea. We'll learn more about the dynasties that ruled each and the effect China had on both.

India (1000-1300 CE): Dynasties & Religions

4. India (1000-1300 CE): Dynasties & Religions

In this lesson, we explore the rise and decline of two of the more powerful dynasties that were present in the Indian subcontinent during the Middle Ages.

The Mongols: Definition, History & Conquest

5. The Mongols: Definition, History & Conquest

Who are the Mongols? In this lesson we will look at the origins of the Mongols, the early life of Genghis Khan, their very first conquests, and examine what made them the most feared warriors of the 13th century.

The Kush & Axum Civilizations on the Swahili Coast: Development & Interactions

6. The Kush & Axum Civilizations on the Swahili Coast: Development & Interactions

In this lesson, we explore the rise and fall of two African kingdoms in East Africa, Kush and Axum, which were both established by utilizing their unique positions to exploit regional trade.

African Cultures: Ghana, Mali, and Songhai

7. African Cultures: Ghana, Mali, and Songhai

In this lesson, we learn about the three premier empires of the pre-colonial period in West Africa: Ghana, Mali, and Songhai, who all profited tremendously from the trans-Saharan gold trade.

States & Cities in West Africa (1000-1300 CE)

8. States & Cities in West Africa (1000-1300 CE)

This lesson will focus on the kingdom states that ruled West Africa during 1000 to 1300 CE. It will focus on the trading empires of Ghana and Mali, as well as the city of Timbuktu.

Mayan Disappearance: Theories & Concept

9. Mayan Disappearance: Theories & Concept

For many years, archaeologists have studied the collapse of the Maya civilization. Learn the different theories archaeologists believe were responsible for the downfall of the Maya.

The Aztecs: Civilization & Culture

10. The Aztecs: Civilization & Culture

A mythical origin, an intricate political and social system, impressive accomplishments, bloodthirsty gods, and a violent clash of two cultures - watch this video to learn more about the interesting history of the Aztecs!

Artistic & Oral Traditions of the Aztec

11. Artistic & Oral Traditions of the Aztec

In this lesson, you will explore how art and language were deeply connected in the Aztec Empire, a powerful culture that controlled Central America. Then, you will be able to test your understanding about the Aztec Empire, their language, and their art with a brief quiz.

The Inca Civilization and Pizarro: Pre-Columbian South America

12. The Inca Civilization and Pizarro: Pre-Columbian South America

The Incan Empire was an amazing empire of the early Americas. Their accomplishments rival those of many other great empires, but they were defeated by the Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro in only a few years.

The Incan Empire: History & Fall

13. The Incan Empire: History & Fall

If we look at 15th-century Mesoamerica, we see that the fastest growing empire of the time was the Incan Empire. The Inca created an elaborate society, which, before it fell to the Spanish, was the largest nation on Earth, and it remains the largest native state to have existed in the western hemisphere.

Trade Networks in the Middle Ages: Empires & Routes

14. Trade Networks in the Middle Ages: Empires & Routes

In this lesson, we explore several of the more important trade networks during the Middle Ages, from the Silk Road across Central Asia to the gold trade across the Sahara.

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