About This Chapter
Who's It For?
Anyone who needs help learning or mastering ancient history material will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about the history of Asia, Africa and America from 1000-1300 CE. Among those who would benefit are:
- Students who have fallen behind in understanding the development of civilizations in China, Japan, Korea and Vietnam as well as in India, Mesoamerica, West Africa and along the Swahili Coast
- Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning history (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
- Students who need an efficient way to learn about the history of Asia, Africa and America from 1000-1300 CE
- Students who struggle to understand their teachers
- Students who attend schools without extra history learning resources
How It Works:
- Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
- Press play and watch the video lesson.
- Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
- Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
- Verify you're ready by completing the Asia, Africa & America (1000-1300 CE) chapter exam.
Why It Works:
- Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
- Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
- Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Asia, Africa & America (1000-1300 CE) chapter exam to be prepared.
- Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any world history question. They're here to help!
- Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.
Students Will Review:
This chapter helps students review the concepts in a Medieval Asia, Africa and America unit of a standard AP history course. Topics covered include:
- China's T'ang, Song and Ming dynasties
- Rulers and belief systems in Medieval Japan
- China's influence on Vietnam and Korea
- Medieval India's dynasties and religions
- The Axum and Kush civilizations
- Ghana, Songhai and Mali cultures
- The Mayan culture's decline
- Aztec and Inca civilizations
- Major Medieval trade networks
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.
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.
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.
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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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!
9. 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.
10. 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.
11. 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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