Ch 16: Harcourt Social Studies - World History Chapter 16: The Eastern Hemisphere

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

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  • Identify the lessons in the Harcourt The Eastern Hemisphere chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the Eastern Hemisphere 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 empires and kingdoms, the gold trade, and slavery
  • History of China from 14th to early 20th centuries
  • Rise and expansion of the Ottoman Empire
  • Hindu culture and the Mughal Empire
  • Inroads by Europeans into Southeast Asia and India
  • History of Australia and Oceania

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11 Lessons in Chapter 16: Harcourt Social Studies - World History Chapter 16: The Eastern Hemisphere
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Swahili City-states: Formation & Examples

1. Swahili City-states: Formation & Examples

For roughly 500 years, the Swahili city-states were amongst the most economically powerful in the world. In this lesson, we'll explore the history and legacy of these urban trade centers.

Southern Africa, Great Zimbabwe & the Gold Trade

2. Southern Africa, Great Zimbabwe & the Gold Trade

In this lesson, you will explore the history of Southern Africa and the significance of major cities like Zimbabwe to ancient trade networks. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

African Kingdoms from 900-1700 CE

3. African Kingdoms from 900-1700 CE

The many kingdoms of ancient Africa are as diverse as the continent itself. This lesson will focus on many of the African kingdoms that thrived between 600 and 1900 of the common-era.

Slaves in the Middle Passage: Definition, Facts & Summary

4. Slaves in the Middle Passage: Definition, Facts & Summary

The Middle Passage, the second leg of the Triangle Trade of transatlantic slavery, was a horrific ordeal for the millions of Africans kidnapped from their home nations.

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

5. 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.

Chinese Society & Culture During the Ming & Qing Dynasties (1368-1911)

6. Chinese Society & Culture During the Ming & Qing Dynasties (1368-1911)

The Ming and Qing dynasties were the last Imperial dynasties and demonstrated the zenith of many Chinese cultural achievements, from art to literature to architecture. However, the greatest achievement in the mind of the Chinese was food.

The Ottoman Empire

7. The Ottoman Empire

This lesson will be a brief survey of the Ottoman Empire. It will highlight the ghazis, Osman, and Suleiman. It will also highlight the decline of the empire due to its involvement with Russia and the other powers of Europe.

The Mughal Empire: Rulers, Characteristics & Hindu Influence

8. The Mughal Empire: Rulers, Characteristics & Hindu Influence

This lesson will trace the history of the Mughal Empire. In doing this, it will focus on religious tolerance as well as the rules of Babur and Akbar, the language of Urdu, and the system of God-ism.

European Exploration in India & Southeast Asia

9. European Exploration in India & Southeast Asia

While many in the United States focus primarily on the exploration of the New World during the Age of Exploration, a great deal of economic empire building was happening in the Indian Ocean.

The Early History of Australia & New Zealand

10. The Early History of Australia & New Zealand

The early history of Australia and New Zealand is the history of its aboriginal people. Learn about the early history of Australia and New Zealand, before and immediately after the arrival of Europeans.

Early Pacific Island Cultures & Their Customs

11. Early Pacific Island Cultures & Their Customs

The Pacific Islands are home to some unique cultures, but where did these come from? In this lesson, we'll talk about the first Pacific Island cultures to show up in the archeological record and explore their impact on life in Oceania.

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