Ch 10: History Alive Chapter 10: Era Overview - The First Global Age, 1400-1799

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The Era Overview - The First Global Age, 1400-1799 chapter of this History Alive! World Connections Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with the first global age. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Era Overview - The First Global Age, 1400-1799 textbook chapter.

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Chapter Topics

You'll learn all of the history topics covered in the textbook chapter, including:

  • Gunpowder's history and effect on the New World
  • Longbow's use in the 100 Years' War
  • The Columbian Exchange
  • Slave trade's rise in colonial America
  • Little Ice Age
  • Peasant revolts in Europe in the 14th century
  • The Renaissance
  • Printing press and the Scientific Revolution

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9 Lessons in Chapter 10: History Alive Chapter 10: Era Overview - The First Global Age, 1400-1799
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History of Gunpowder and its Effects on the New World

1. History of Gunpowder and its Effects on the New World

This lesson will discuss the history of gun powder and its effect on the New World. It will highlight the development of firearms, as well as the Europeans who used gunpowder to ravage the Americas.

The Longbow in the Hundred Years' War

2. The Longbow in the Hundred Years' War

The Hundred Years' War was fought between England and France over English control of French territories. In two major battles, England won because of their longbowmen. This lesson explains why the longbows were important.

The Columbian Exchange

3. The Columbian Exchange

The Columbian Exchange is a term used to denote the world-changing exchange of agricultural goods, slave labor, diseases, and ideas between the Eastern and Western Hemispheres that occurred after the year 1492 CE.

Rise of Slave Trade: Black History in Colonial America

4. Rise of Slave Trade: Black History in Colonial America

In this lesson, you'll learn a little about the slave trade, the growth and characteristics of slavery in the colonial period - including laws regulating the institution and the population of free blacks in the English colonies.

The Little Ice Age and the Black Death

5. The Little Ice Age and the Black Death

Fourteenth century Europe experienced a devastating population decline due to a climate cooling, famine, and the plague. This lesson explores how these factors occurred and their impact on Europe.

Fourteenth-Century Peasant Revolts Across Europe

6. Fourteenth-Century Peasant Revolts Across Europe

Fourteenth-century Europe saw several peasant revolts. This lesson looks at the economic and political conditions that led to these uprisings and names two of the most well-known.

The Renaissance Timeline: Events Overview

7. The Renaissance Timeline: Events Overview

In this lesson, we will build an outline of the historical events which flow together to form the time periods of the Renaissance, Reformation, Age of Discovery, and the Elizabethan era.

How the Printing Press Changed the World

8. How the Printing Press Changed the World

When you think of inventions that changed the world, you may think of farming tools or the wheel, or even the Internet. However, few can truly compare to the humble printing press.

Effects of the Scientific Revolution

9. Effects of the Scientific Revolution

In this lesson, we explore the philosophical, religious, and cultural effects of the Scientific Revolution on Early Modern society - effects that forever changed the Western view of the universe and humanity's place within it.

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