Ch 11: Harcourt Social Studies - World History Chapter 11: Africa & Asia

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The Africa & Asia chapter of this Harcourt Social Studies - World History Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with world history. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Africa & Asia textbook chapter.

How It Works:

  • Identify the lessons in the Harcourt Africa & Asia chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the Africa and Asia topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • Culture of the Nok people
  • Ancient Western Africa
  • Kingdom of Aksum
  • Early Vietnamese peoples
  • Chinese influence on Vietnam
  • Early Korean clans
  • Korean kingdoms of Koguryo, Silla and Paekche
  • The early Japanese state
  • Japanese military and samurai
  • Chinese influence in East Asia

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12 Lessons in Chapter 11: Harcourt Social Studies - World History Chapter 11: Africa & Asia
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The Nok: People & Culture

1. The Nok: People & Culture

There are many ancient cultures we're still learning about, and in this lesson we'll look at one of them. The Nok were a mystery for many years, but as more of their culture is discovered, we are realizing just how important they were.

Ancient West Africa: Bantu Migrations & the Stateless Society

2. Ancient West Africa: Bantu Migrations & the Stateless Society

In this lesson, we will discuss some of the characteristics of ancient West Africa. We will focus especially on the Bantu migrations, the stateless society, and the city of Jenne-jeno.

The Kingdom of Aksum: History, Location & Trading Habits

3. The Kingdom of Aksum: History, Location & Trading Habits

In the ancient world, trade was very important. Perhaps nobody appreciated this as well as the Kingdom of Aksum. In this lesson we'll cover the history of this important trade center.

The Settlement of Early Vietnamese Peoples

4. The Settlement of Early Vietnamese Peoples

Vietnam was once just a peninsula in southern Asia. Then, someone had to settle it and start building a society. In this lesson we'll explore ancient Vietnam and see how the Vietnamese culture got its start.

How Chinese Rule Changed the Vietnamese

5. How Chinese Rule Changed the Vietnamese

Vietnamese culture is distinct in many ways, but also exhibits some strong Chinese influences. In this lesson, we'll explore how Vietnamese culture was impacted by Chinese rule.

How Vietnam Gained Independence from China

6. How Vietnam Gained Independence from China

Vietnam has had to fight for its independence a few times across history. In this lesson, we'll explore the fight for independence against Imperial China, and see how this changed Vietnamese history.

The Early Clans of Korea

7. The Early Clans of Korea

In this lesson, you will be introduced to the first tribes and clans that emerged in the early history of Korea. These clans would later become powerful kingdoms and influential states. Each clan had its own unique culture and lifestyle.

The Three Kingdoms of Korea: Koguryo, Paekche & Silla

8. The Three Kingdoms of Korea: Koguryo, Paekche & Silla

The Korean Peninsula is not currently a unified country, and this isn't for the first time in its history. In this lesson, we'll look at the Three Kingdoms period of Korean history and explore the different cultures that call Korea home.

The Koryo & Choson Kingdoms of Korea

9. The Koryo & Choson Kingdoms of Korea

Korea has a long history, but many traditional practices can be traced back to two eras. In this lesson we'll explore the Koryo and Choson kingdoms and see how they influenced Korean history.

The Rise of the Early Japanese State

10. The Rise of the Early Japanese State

With a relatively wide barrier of sea to separate them from any undesired outside influences, the Japanese are unique in that they were largely able to develop on their own. That said, there were surprising parallels between Japan and other parts of the world.

Japanese Military Society & Samurais in the 12th Century

11. Japanese Military Society & Samurais in the 12th Century

In this lesson, you will explore the rise of the samurai and the Japanese military culture of the 12th century. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Chinese Civilization's Influence in East Asia: Korea & Japan

12. Chinese Civilization's Influence in East Asia: Korea & Japan

China's influence on the cultures of its neighbors is impossible to overstate and nowhere is this more true than in Korea and Japan. That said, those two countries managed to still develop very distinctive cultures.

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