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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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Other chapters within the Prentice Hall World History Connections to Today, The Modern Era: Online Textbook Help course
- Prentice Hall World History Review Part I: Early Civilizations
- Prentice Hall World History Review Part II: Empires of the Ancient World
- Prentice Hall World History Review Part III: Regional Civilizations
- Prentice Hall World History Chapter 1: The Renaissance & Reformation (1300-1650)
- Prentice Hall World History Chapter 3: The First Global Age - Europe, the Americas & Africa (1492-1750)
- Prentice Hall World History Chapter 4: The Age of Absolutism (1550-1800)
- Prentice Hall World History Chapter 5: The Enlightenment & the American Revolution (1707-1800)
- Prentice Hall World History Chapter 6: The French Revolution & Napoleon (1789-1815)
- Prentice Hall World History Chapter 7: The Industrial Revolution Begins (1750-1850)
- Prentice Hall World History Chapter 8: Revolutions in Europe & Latin America (1790-1848)
- Prentice Hall World History Chapter 9: Life in the Industrial Age (1800-1914)
- Prentice Hall World History Chapter 10: Nationalism Triumphs in Europe (1800-1914)
- Prentice Hall World History Chapter 11: Growth of Western Democracies (1815-1914)
- Prentice Hall World History Chapter 12: The New Imperialism (1800-1914)
- Prentice Hall World History Chapter 13: New Global Patterns (1800-1914)
- Prentice Hall World History Chapter 14: World War I & Its Aftermath (1914-1919)
- Prentice Hall World History Chapter 15: Revolution in Russia (1917-1939)
- Prentice Hall World History Chapter 16: Nationalism & Revolution Around the World (1910-1939)
- Prentice Hall World History Chapter 17: Crisis of Democracy in the West (1919-1939)
- Prentice Hall World History Chapter 18: World War II & Its Aftermath (1931-1955)
- Prentice Hall World History Chapter 19: The World Since 1945 - An Overview (1945-Present)
- Prentice Hall World History Chapter 20: Europe & North America (1945-Present)
- Prentice Hall World History Chapter 21: East Asia & Southeast Asia (1945-Present)
- Prentice Hall World History Chapter 22: South Asia & the Middle East (1945-Present)
- Prentice Hall World History Chapter 23: Africa (1945-Present)
- Prentice Hall World History Chapter 24: Latin America (1945-Present)
- Prentice Hall World History Unit 6: Case Studies on Contemporary Issues