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Ch 5: Prentice Hall World History Chapter 2: The First Global Age - Europe & Asia (1415-1796)

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The First Global Age - Europe and Asia (1415-1796) chapter of this Prentice Hall World History Connections to Today, The Modern Era Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with Europe and Asia's first global age. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with The First Global Age - Europe and Asia (1415-1796) textbook chapter.

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Chapter Topics

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

  • Reasons Europeans sailed to America
  • Great Spanish and Portuguese explorers
  • Piracy and seaborne commerce
  • Africa's slave trade
  • The spice trade of Southeast Asia
  • Dominance of the Dutch and Spanish in Asia
  • Mughal India's decline and its effects on European traders
  • External trade resistance by Japan and Korea

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8 Lessons in Chapter 5: Prentice Hall World History Chapter 2: The First Global Age - Europe & Asia (1415-1796)
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The Old World and New World: Why Europeans Sailed to the Americas

1. The Old World and New World: Why Europeans Sailed to the Americas

This lesson will focus on the Age of Exploration. It will explain the main reasons why Europeans explored the New World. It will highlight their spirit of adventure, the religious desire to see natives converted, and the chance to acquire wealth.

Great Explorers of Spain and Portugal: Aims & Discoveries

2. Great Explorers of Spain and Portugal: Aims & Discoveries

This lesson will focus on the New World explorations of Spain and Portugal. It will list explorers from both of these countries while also highlighting the motivations behind European exploration.

Mapping the World, Seaborne Commerce & Piracy

3. 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.

The Slave Trade in Africa

4. The Slave Trade in Africa

The enslavement of Africans for work in American fields remains one of the darkest spots on the colonial period. This lesson explains how it evolved in the earliest days of the colonial period.

Southeast Asia During the Spice Trade

5. Southeast Asia During the Spice Trade

Pirates, gold, and spicy food. The story of European involvement in Southeast Asia shows how the Portuguese inability to adapt, combined with the joint-stock companies of the Dutch, were able to change the face of Southeast Asia.

Dutch & Spanish Dominance in South & Southeast Asia

6. Dutch & Spanish Dominance in South & Southeast Asia

While many of us think of the Spanish operated solely in Latin America during the colonial period, a surprising amount of its wealth went west. Likewise, the Dutch built many fortunes by focusing on Asia instead of its scattered colonies in the New World.

The Decline of Mughal India's Effect on European Traders

7. The Decline of Mughal India's Effect on European Traders

The Mughal Empire was one of the most powerful countries on the planet, and its downfall was largely preventable. This lesson explains why and provides details on how the British made the most of the situation.

Korea's & Japan's Resistance To External Trade (1550-1867)

8. Korea's & Japan's Resistance To External Trade (1550-1867)

Korea and Japan took quite different approaches to the threat of the Europeans. The Koreans relied on the Chinese to take the brunt of the encroachment, whereas the Japanese attempted to learn as much as possible, once the issue of trade was finally forced.

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