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- 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.
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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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Other chapters within the Prentice Hall World History Connections to Today Volume 1: Online Textbook Help course
- Chapter 1: Toward Civilization (Prehistory - 3000 B.C.)
- Chapter 2: First Civilizations: Africa and Asia (3200 B.C.- 500 B.C.)
- Chapter 3: Early Civilizations in India and China (2500 B.C. - 256 B.C.)
- Chapter 4: Empires of India and China (600 B.C. - A.D. 550)
- Chapter 5: Ancient Greece (1750 B.C. - 133 B.C.)
- Chapter 6: Ancient Rome and the Rise of Christianity (509 B.C. - A.D. 476)
- Chapter 7: Civilizations of the Americas (1400 B.C. - A.D. 1570)
- Chapter 8: The Rise of Europe (500 - 1300)
- Chapter 9: The High Middle Ages (1050 - 1450)
- Chapter 10: The Byzantine Empire and Russia (330 - 1613)
- Chapter 11: The Muslim World (622 - 1629)
- Chapter 12: Kingdoms and Trading States of Africa (750 B.C. - A.D. 1586)
- Chapter 13: Spread of Civilizations in East Asia (500 - 1650)
- Chapter 14: The Renaissance and Reformation (1300 - 1650)
- Chapter 16: The First Global Age: Europe, the Americas, and Africa (1492 - 1750)
- Chapter 17: The Age of Absolutism (1550 - 1800)