Ch 14: Harcourt Social Studies - World History Chapter 14: The Growth of Trade

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

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  • Identify the lessons in the Harcourt Growth of Trade chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the trade growth 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:

  • African cultures
  • Spread of Islam in West Africa
  • Trade and exchange in the Muslim Empire
  • Southeast Asia and the spice trade
  • Middle Ages trade networks
  • Pacific migration routes
  • European Sea trade
  • Italian city-states
  • The Hanseatic League

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10 Lessons in Chapter 14: Harcourt Social Studies - World History Chapter 14: The Growth of Trade
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African Cultures: Soninkes & Wangaras

1. African Cultures: Soninkes & Wangaras

Africa is amongst the most diverse continents in the world, home to many different linguistic and ethnic groups. In this lesson, we will explore the cultures of the Soninke and Wangara and discover their role in African history.

African Cultures: Ghana, Mali, and Songhai

2. 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.

Islam's Spread in West Africa

3. Islam's Spread in West Africa

This lesson explains the gradual spread of Islam into West Africa. In doing so, it discusses the influence of the Berbers and the trans-Saharan caravan trade of the Saharan region.

Trade & Cultural Exchange in the Muslim Empire

4. Trade & Cultural Exchange in the Muslim Empire

During the Middle Ages, trade in the West may have slowed to a standstill, but the same could not be said for the Islamic World. In this lesson, we'll look at how trading actually took off during this period.

Southeast Asia During the Spice Trade

5. Southeast Asia During the Spice Trade

Pirates, gold, and spicy food. The story of European involvement in Southeast Asia shows how the Portuguese inability to adapt, combined with the joint-stock companies of the Dutch, were able to change the face of Southeast Asia.

Trade Networks in the Middle Ages: Empires & Routes

6. 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.

Early Uses of Pacific Migration Routes

7. Early Uses of Pacific Migration Routes

Polynesia is a beautiful place, and it's no surprise people have settled across the various islands. But, how did their ancestors manage to settle on islands thousands of miles from mainland Asia? In this lesson we'll explore Pacific migration across ancient history.

European Sea Trade: Merchants & Routes

8. European Sea Trade: Merchants & Routes

European societies relied heavily on their ability to trade things over sea routes. In this lesson, we'll talk about three major sea trading empires, and see what routes they used to conduct their international businesses.

The Rise of Italian City-states

9. The Rise of Italian City-states

In the late medieval world, few things defined Italy more than the powerful city-states and their international trade networks. In this lesson we'll examine the rise and function of these trading cities, and see how they conducted their affairs.

The Hanseatic League: Definition, History & Purpose

10. The Hanseatic League: Definition, History & Purpose

In this lesson we'll examine the Hanseatic League, a group that put the logic of 'safety in numbers' into practice. We'll also explore how they came to dominate the Baltic Sea. Keep reading this world history lesson to learn more.

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