Ch 14: MTLE Social Studies: Early Asia, Africa & America

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Gain the insight you need to answer questions about early Asia, Africa and America on the MTLE Social Studies assessment. Refresh your knowledge of the Aztecs as well as cultures in Japan and Mali by watching fun video lessons.

MTLE Social Studies: Early Asia, Africa & America - Chapter Summary

Revisit concepts you haven't explored in weeks, months or years to ensure you're ready to tackle early Asia, Africa and America topics on the MTLE Social Studies assessment. Just a few of the topics covered here include Chinese dynasties, the rulers of Japan and the religions of India. After completing this chapter, you will be more than prepared to:

  • Describe the T'ang, Song and Ming Chinese dynasties from 1000-1300 CE
  • Outline the beliefs and reforms of Japan from 600-1400 CE
  • Identify important dynasties of India from 1000 to 1300 CE
  • Detail the African cultures of Songhai, Mali and Ghana
  • Discuss Inca and Aztec civilization
  • Point out trade networks in the Middle Ages

Get creative in your preparations for the MTLE Social Studies assessment by utilizing the resources in this chapter. You can study by watching video lessons or access full transcripts that you can print if you prefer your lessons in text form. You can also use the short quizzes in this chapter to test your comprehension of early Asia, Africa and America before, during or after reviewing the lessons. If you want to revisit specific portions of any video lesson without watching it in full, use the timeline to skip to key topics. Before taking the assessment, feel free to revisit any resources in this chapter to ensure you're prepared to succeed.

8 Lessons in Chapter 14: MTLE Social Studies: Early Asia, Africa & America
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Chinese Dynasties (1000-1300 CE): T'ang, Song & Ming

1. 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.

Japan (600-1400 CE): Beliefs, Reforms & Rulers

2. Japan (600-1400 CE): Beliefs, Reforms & Rulers

In this lesson, we explore the Middle Ages in Japan, from the classical era of imperial Japan to the feudal era of intermittent and regional warfare that followed it.

India (1000-1300 CE): Dynasties & Religions

3. India (1000-1300 CE): Dynasties & Religions

In this lesson, we explore the rise and decline of two of the more powerful dynasties that were present in the Indian subcontinent during the Middle Ages.

African Cultures: Ghana, Mali, and Songhai

4. 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.

Mayan Civilization: Economy, Politics, Culture & Religion

5. Mayan Civilization: Economy, Politics, Culture & Religion

In this lesson, we explore the Mayan civilization of Southern Mexico and Central America. A rich and culturally-vibrant civilization, its sudden disappearance from the annals of history have puzzled scholars for years.

The Aztecs: Civilization & Culture

6. The Aztecs: Civilization & Culture

A mythical origin, an intricate political and social system, impressive accomplishments, bloodthirsty gods, and a violent clash of two cultures - watch this video to learn more about the interesting history of the Aztecs!

The Inca Civilization and Pizarro: Pre-Columbian South America

7. The Inca Civilization and Pizarro: Pre-Columbian South America

The Incan Empire was an amazing empire of the early Americas. Their accomplishments rival those of many other great empires, but they were defeated by the Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro in only a few years.

Trade Networks in the Middle Ages: Empires & Routes

8. 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.

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