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Ch 23: Virginia SOL - World History & Geography 1500-Present: Geography of Empires

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Use these video lessons to learn about the topic of the geography of empires. This topic will come up when you take the Virginia SOL exam on World History & Geography: 1500 A.D. (C.E.) to the Present.

Virginia SOL World History & Geography 1500-Present: Geography of Empires- Chapter Summary

In order to do well on the Virginia SOL exam on World History & Geography: 1500 A.D. (C.E.) to the Present, you will need to have a thorough understanding of the subject of the geography of empires. You can learn all you need to know on this subject with the video lessons you'll find in this chapter. The lessons will go over specific points found on the exam, such as:

  • Human migration since 1500
  • The geography of religion
  • The Ottoman Empire
  • Global trade
  • Religion and Middle Eastern conflicts
  • Israeli statehood and wars
  • Political issues related to migration

The contents of the chapter, including the video lessons and practice quizzes, will serve as a valuable study guide prior to taking exam itself. If you have any questions about the content covered, you may submit them to our experts and they will provide their assistance as soon as they are able. Once you've used these resources to study up on this topic, you'll have a much better chance of doing well on the exam.

8 Lessons in Chapter 23: Virginia SOL - World History & Geography 1500-Present: Geography of Empires
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The Migrations of Humans Since 1500

1. The Migrations of Humans Since 1500

This lesson will explain human migration patterns since the 1500s. In doing so, it will highlight the forced migration, as well as the eras of colonization and persecution, industrialization, and 20th century migration.

Geography of Religion: Political & Social Impacts

2. Geography of Religion: Political & Social Impacts

In this lesson, you'll consider why geographers take an interest in the religions of people around the world. We'll also discuss how conflicts arise between groups with different beliefs and experiences.

The Ottoman Empire

3. The Ottoman Empire

This lesson will be a brief survey of the Ottoman Empire. It will highlight the ghazis, Osman, and Suleiman. It will also highlight the decline of the empire due to its involvement with Russia and the other powers of Europe.

What is Global Trade? - Definition, Advantages & Barriers

4. What is Global Trade? - Definition, Advantages & Barriers

Global trade of goods and services are worth trillions of dollars each year. In this lesson, you'll learn about global trade and its advantages, as well as barriers to trade. A short quiz follows.

The Role of Religion in Modern Middle East Conflicts

5. The Role of Religion in Modern Middle East Conflicts

This lesson will explore the religious conflicts of the Middle East. It will specifically describe the conflicts between Sunni and Shiite Muslims, Jews and Muslim Arabs, and fundamentalist Muslims and the Western world.

The Nature of Modern Wars & Conflicts

6. The Nature of Modern Wars & Conflicts

In this lesson, we will examine the nature of modern conflicts. We will learn why war takes place, what types of war exist, and what themes have been integral to 20-century conflicts.

Israeli Statehood and the Arab-Israeli War of 1948

7. Israeli Statehood and the Arab-Israeli War of 1948

For centuries, the population of the land known today as Israel barely changed. But in the late 1800s, waves of immigrants poured in, fighting for the right to control the territory. The modern state of Israel was created in 1948.

Political Issues of Migration: Border Security & Political Asylum

8. Political Issues of Migration: Border Security & Political Asylum

The following lesson will discuss the political issues of migration and its causes, including border security and political asylum. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check your understanding.

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