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

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Studying for the AP World History exam is a snap thanks to this helpful chapter on America, Africa and Asia from 1000-1300 CE. You can access these professionally written video lessons and self-assessment quizzes on any smartphone, tablet or computer 24 hours a day.

AP World History: Asia, Africa & America (1000-1300 CE) - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you'll find easy-to-understand video lessons on Africa, Asia and America from 1000 to 1300 CE. As you prepare for the AP World History exam, watch our videos about the Song, Ming and T'ang dynasties in China and the reforms and rulers in Japan from 600-1400 CE. You'll also study the influences on Korea and Vietnam during this time period as well as the religions and dynasties of India. After you finish this chapter, you should be ready to:

  • Discuss the development of the Axum and Kush civilizations on the Swahili coast
  • Detail African cultures in Songhai, Ghana and Mali
  • Identify the trade network routes in the Middle Ages
  • Explain theories surrounding the disappearance of the Mayan people
  • Outline the culture and civilization of the Aztecs
  • Understand the Inca civilization and pre-Columbian South America
  • Describe the history and conquest of the Mongols
  • Identify cities and states in West Africa from 1000-1300 CE

We've taken the stress out of your AP World History exam test prep by making these videos self paced and mobile friendly for complete flexibility. If you need to go back and review just on part of a video over again, simply use the video timeline tags to do so. Taking the quiz included with each lesson and the test at the end of the chapter will help you see if you're ready for exam day.

12 Lessons in Chapter 14: AP World History: Asia, Africa & America (1000-1300 CE)
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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!

The Inca Civilization and Pizarro: Pre-Columbian South America

11. 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.

Trade Networks in the Middle Ages: Empires & Routes

12. 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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