Ch 4: Modern World History - Patterns of Interaction Chapter 3: An Age of Exploration & Isolation (1400 - 1800)

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The An Age of Exploration & Isolation chapter of this McDougal Littell Modern World History - Patterns of Interaction Textbook Companion course helps students learn the essential world history lessons of exploration and isolation during the years 1400 to 1800. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the An Age of Exploration & Isolation textbook chapter.

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  • Identify the lessons in McDougal Littell Modern World History - Patterns of Interaction's An Age of Exploration & Isolation chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons within this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover topics on exploration and isolation during 1400-1800 that 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:

  • Improved mapmaking and seaborne commerce
  • Growth of piracy during the Age of Exploration
  • Early European trading empires in the East Indian Ocean
  • Accomplishments of China's Ming Dynasty
  • Causes for the fall of China's Qing Dynasty
  • The Tokugawa Shogunate and unification of Japan

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5 Lessons in Chapter 4: Modern World History - Patterns of Interaction Chapter 3: An Age of Exploration & Isolation (1400 - 1800)
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Mapping the World, Seaborne Commerce & Piracy

1. Mapping the World, Seaborne Commerce & Piracy

This lesson will focus on the improvement of maps, the growth of seaborne commerce, and the piracy that occurred during the Age of Exploration. It will also highlight the famous Sea Dogs of England.

European Trading Empires in the East Indian Ocean: History & Timeline

2. European Trading Empires in the East Indian Ocean: History & Timeline

From just after the time of Christopher Columbus to fewer than 100 years ago, Europeans have had trading empires in the East Indian Ocean. In this lesson, we will explore how Portuguese, Dutch, British, and French powers attempted to colonize the islands nestled in this part of the world.

Ming Dynasty Achievements: Art & Technology

3. Ming Dynasty Achievements: Art & Technology

In this lesson, you will explore the art and technology of the Ming dynasty as Chinese artists and engineers rediscovered their Chinese identity. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

The Fall of China's Qing Dynasty

4. The Fall of China's Qing Dynasty

In this lesson, we will learn about the fall of the Qing dynasty. We will explore the factors that led to its collapse, and highlight key events and developments.

Unification of Japan & the Tokugawa Rule (1551-1868)

5. Unification of Japan & the Tokugawa Rule (1551-1868)

From a society that the Chinese called 'barbaric' to American gunboats in Tokyo Bay, Japan experienced a great deal of change in three centuries. Center to much of that change was the Tokugawa Shogunate.

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