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Ch 4: History Alive Chapter 4: Era Overview - Expanding Interactions, 300-1500 C.E.

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The Era Overview - Expanding Interactions, 300-1500 C.E. chapter of this History Alive! World Connections Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with interactions in the era from 300 to 1500 C.E. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Era Overview - Expanding Interactions, 300-1500 C.E. textbook chapter.

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Students will learn:

  • August Caesar's reign
  • The early Roman Empire and its fall
  • Persian Empire history
  • Alexander the Great and Hellenism
  • Chinese dynasties
  • Arab-Islamic Empire's establishment and expansion
  • Mongolian contributions and history
  • Hapsburg Dynasty during the Reformation
  • Exploits of the Suleiman Empire

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11 Lessons in Chapter 4: History Alive Chapter 4: Era Overview - Expanding Interactions, 300-1500 C.E.
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The Early Roman Empire and the Reign of Augustus Caesar

1. The Early Roman Empire and the Reign of Augustus Caesar

This lesson is about Augustus, the first emperor of Rome. In this lesson we follow Augustus's meteoric rise to power, the collapse of the Roman Republic, and the rise of the Roman Empire.

The Fall of Rome

2. The Fall of Rome

This lesson explains the gradual fall of Rome. In doing so, it highlights corruption, division, and outside invasion as the main reasons for the fall of the Eternal City.

History of the Persian Empire

3. History of the Persian Empire

The Persian Empire has all the great aspects of an amazing story - an unlikely rise to power against an evil king, a ruler who is beloved by his people, and a military that was centuries ahead of its time.

Alexander the Great and the Birth of Hellenism

4. Alexander the Great and the Birth of Hellenism

This lesson describes Alexander the Great's mighty empire. Beginning with a brief account of his father Philip, the lecture then turns to an enumeration of Alexander's conquests. Next, Alexander's methods are explored. Finally, we will discuss Alexander's legacy of Hellenization.

Ancient China: Shang & Zhou Dynasties

5. Ancient China: Shang & Zhou Dynasties

In this lesson, we will study the Shang and Zhou Dynasties. We will pay close attention to the founding, major accomplishments and characteristics, and decline of these dynasties.

Chinese Dynasties (1000-1300 CE): T'ang, Song & Ming

6. Chinese Dynasties (1000-1300 CE): T'ang, Song & Ming

In this lesson, we explore three important Chinese dynasties of the Middle Ages: the T'ang, the Song, and the Ming, which all ruled for a few hundred years each between the 7th and 17th centuries C.E.

The Arab-Islamic Empire: Emergence, Establishment & Expansion

7. The Arab-Islamic Empire: Emergence, Establishment & Expansion

This lesson will trace the emergence of the Arab-Islamic Empire. It will focus on the Islamic faith, the rule of Abu Bakr, and the Golden Age of Islam under the Abbasid Dynasty.

The Mongols: Definition, History & Conquest

8. The Mongols: Definition, History & Conquest

Who are the Mongols? In this lesson we will look at the origins of the Mongols, the early life of Genghis Khan, their very first conquests, and examine what made them the most feared warriors of the 13th century.

Mongolians and Their Contributions to Western Civilization

9. Mongolians and Their Contributions to Western Civilization

This lesson covers the contributions of the Mongols to Western civilization. We begin by examining the tale of Marco Polo. Next, we look at some common misconceptions about the Mongols. Finally, we enumerate the many technologies brought to Europe by this group.

The Habsburg Dynasty in the Reformation

10. The Habsburg Dynasty in the Reformation

This lesson focuses on the Habsburg Dynasty during the Reformation. It will highlight the dealings of the Holy Roman Emperors with Protestantism, while also explaining the Reformation's effect on Spain.

Suleiman and the Ottoman Empire: History, Culture & Exploits

11. Suleiman and the Ottoman Empire: History, Culture & Exploits

This lesson will focus on Suleiman the Magnificent, ruler of the Ottoman Empire. It will highlight his conquests of Eastern Europe and his wars with the Habsburg Dynasty. It will also discuss the cultural advancements of his rule.

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