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Ch 15: Chapter 15: The First Global Age: Europe and Asia (1415 - 1796)

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This chapter of the Prentice Hall World History Connections to Today Volume 1 companion course covers all of the information in The First Global Age: Europe and Asia chapter of the textbook. These simple and fun video lessons are about five minutes long and help you learn the essential lessons about exploration, different civilizations, and the effects of open and closed trade.

How It Works:

  • Find the lesson within this chapter that corresponds to what you're studying in The First Global Age: Europe and Asia chapter of your textbook.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the European and Asian first global age concepts you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quiz after watching each video lesson to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, re-watch the videos until you've mastered the material, or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Chapter Topics

You'll learn all of the world history topics covered in the textbook chapter, including:

  • Reasons that encouraged Europeans to sail to the Americas
  • Portuguese and Spanish explorers of this era
  • The borders, people, and civilizations of Southeast Asia
  • How the Ming and Qing dynasties affected the development of China
  • Japanese and Korean trade practices and preferences

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5 Lessons in Chapter 15: Chapter 15: The First Global Age: Europe and Asia (1415 - 1796)
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The Old World and New World: Why Europeans Sailed to the Americas

1. The Old World and New World: Why Europeans Sailed to the Americas

This lesson will focus on the Age of Exploration. It will explain the main reasons why Europeans explored the New World. It will highlight their spirit of adventure, the religious desire to see natives converted, and the chance to acquire wealth.

Great Explorers of Spain and Portugal: Aims & Discoveries

2. Great Explorers of Spain and Portugal: Aims & Discoveries

This lesson will focus on the New World explorations of Spain and Portugal. It will list explorers from both of these countries while also highlighting the motivations behind European exploration.

Southeast Asian Civilizations' Land & People

3. Southeast Asian Civilizations' Land & People

One of the first crossroads of the world, Southeast Asia may have been originally peopled by groups from China, but much of what would influence its numerous cultures came from India.

China During the Ming & Qing Dynasties (1368-1911)

4. China During the Ming & Qing Dynasties (1368-1911)

The last two dynasties in Chinese history were the Ming and the Qing. Although quite different, they faced many of the same issues, and often the Qing copied the Ming, even in their mistakes.

Korea's & Japan's Resistance To External Trade (1550-1867)

5. Korea's & Japan's Resistance To External Trade (1550-1867)

Korea and Japan took quite different approaches to the threat of the Europeans. The Koreans relied on the Chinese to take the brunt of the encroachment, whereas the Japanese attempted to learn as much as possible, once the issue of trade was finally forced.

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