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Ch 11: Cultural Contributions & Technological Developments in History

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You can study with us by watching video lessons and reading text lessons on the topic of cultural contributions and technological developments that have occurred throughout history. Every lesson in this chapter is paired with a short multiple-choice quiz to help gauge how much you are retaining.

Cultural Contributions & Technological Developments in History- Chapter Summary

Through this online chapter, you'll come to understand the ways culture and technology have evolved and changed in different areas of the world over time. After completing this chapter, you'll be familiar with the following topics:

  • Influence of science and technology on history
  • Culture in Africa and the Middle East
  • Technology growth in Africa
  • Technological changes in the Middle East
  • Patterns of culture in East Asia, South Asia, Russia and Central Asia
  • Technology evolution in Asia
  • Culture and technology in Europe
  • Cultural trends in the Caribbean, Central and South America
  • Technological advances in the Americas

We know you are a busy educator, and we fully understand your demanding schedule. That is why all of our lessons are short and to the point. They are taught by highly knowledgeable instructors so the lessons are information-packed. Our video lessons come with a timeline feature that allows you to jump around to areas you need to concentrate on more. Our text lessons are filled with bolded terms and phrases that emphasize the material you should be focusing on.

12 Lessons in Chapter 11: Cultural Contributions & Technological Developments in History
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How Science and Technology Shape History

1. How Science and Technology Shape History

We invite you to discover how science and technology have completely shaped and changed the course of human history, from the wheel to the combustion engine to medicine to the internet, in this lesson.

Cultural Patterns of Africa & the Middle East

2. Cultural Patterns of Africa & the Middle East

Although Africa and the Middle East have different regional cultural patterns, these patterns share some common or universal aspects. In this lesson, we'll touch upon the highlights of these cultural patterns, including those related to language, religion, land use and education.

Technological Developments & Contributions of Africa

3. Technological Developments & Contributions of Africa

Africa is the birthplace of humanity. It is also the place where a lot of important technological developments have taken place in various fields. This lesson goes over some of them.

Technological Developments & Contributions of the Middle East

4. Technological Developments & Contributions of the Middle East

In this lesson, you will learn about some of the history and more contemporary contributions coming out of the Middle East or thanks to Middle-Eastern born inventors.

Cultural Patterns of East Asia

5. Cultural Patterns of East Asia

After watching this video, you should be able to describe the cultural patterns of East Asia, including Japan, China, North Korea, and South Korea. A short quiz will follow.

Cultural Patterns of South Asia

6. Cultural Patterns of South Asia

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to describe the various cultures of countries in South Asia and realize ways in which they are different from each other. A short quiz will follow.

Cultural Patterns of Russia & Central Asia

7. Cultural Patterns of Russia & Central Asia

After watching this video, you will be able to describe the culture of Russia and Central Asia, and the various factors that have influenced it over the years. A short quiz will follow.

Technological Developments & Contributions of Asia

8. Technological Developments & Contributions of Asia

Have you ever wondered where some of the most common or most important inventions and pieces of technology have come from? Look no further than Asia! Let's explore the contributions of India, China, and Japan to our world.

Cultural Patterns of Europe

9. Cultural Patterns of Europe

After watching this video, you will be able to describe some distinctive aspects of European culture and describe the make-up of European languages, ethnicities, religions, land-use and education. A short quiz will follow.

Technological Developments & Contributions of Europe

10. Technological Developments & Contributions of Europe

Have you ever wondered where some of the simplest and sometimes most important pieces of technology you come across everyday come from? Look no further than Europe or European inventors.

Cultural Patterns of the Caribbean, Central & South America

11. Cultural Patterns of the Caribbean, Central & South America

This lesson describes the cultural patterns of the Caribbean, Central America, and South America. It will specifically highlight the influences of Europe, Africa, and the ancient tribes of the regions.

Technological Developments & Contributions of the Americas

12. Technological Developments & Contributions of the Americas

The Americans include North and South America. Between these two continents, the people residing here have given a lot to the world in terms of technological developments as you'll find out.

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