4 Early Modern

Unit 4 c. 1450 – 1750 – The Early Modern Era of Global Interaction

* Early Modern Era Key Concept Packet*

Early Modern KC1: Globalizing Networks of Communication and Exchange.  The interconnection of the Eastern and Western Hemispheres, made possible by transoceanic voyaging, transformed trade and religion and had a significant economic, cultural, social, and demographic impact on the world.

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Early Modern KC 2: New Forms of Social Organization and Modes of Production. Although the world’s productive systems continued to be heavily centered on agriculture, major changes occurred in agricultural labor, the systems and locations of manufacturing, gender and social structures, and environmental processes. 

 

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Early Modern KC 3: State Consolidation and Imperial Expansion.  Empires expanded around the world, presenting new challenges in the incorporation of diverse populations and in the effective administration of new coerced labor systems.

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Crash Course World History II contextualizes and problematizes an environmental phenomenon that affected many early modern societies and states.  See also, “How the Little Ice Age Changed History”.

Crash Course Big History broadly contextualizes the major changes brought about by the connection of the four world zones during the early modern era:

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Freeman-Pedia’s page is great for a review of the Early Modern era

SAQ Prep & Chapter Outlines for Unit 4: The Early Modern Era c. 1450-1750

SAQ Workout for the Early Modern Era Exam

Ch 23. Transoceanic Encounters & Global Connections

  1. Explain ONE cause of the Columbian Exchange. Explain ONE effect of the Columbian Exchange on the Americas. Explain ONE effect of the Columbian Exchange on Afro-Eurasia.
  2. Based on the above image and your knowledge of world history, identify and explain TWO broader trends that contributed to the changes in Indian Ocean Trade during the period 1450 to 1800. Based on the image and your knowledge of world history, identify and explain ONE effect of the colonization reflected in the image had on native peoples.

Ch 24. Transformation of Europe

  1.  Based on the above engraving and your knowledge of world history, identify and explain TWO broader trends that contributed to the changes in Christianity during the period 1400 to 1800. Based on the engraving and your knowledge of world history, identify and explain ONE effect of the Spanish inquisition reflected in the engraving.

Ch 25. Americas & Oceania

  1. Choose two of the following to compare. Identify and describe ONE similarity. Identify and describe ONE difference. Analyze the reason for the difference in part b. mit’a, encomienda, African slavery, indentured labor.

Ch 26. Africa, Slavery & the Atlantic World

  1. Based off of the source and your knowledge of World History, briefly explain one similarity between Brazilian and British North American Slavery during the period 1450 to 1750. Briefly explain one difference between Brazilian and British North American Slavery during the period 1450 to 1750. Briefly analyze one factor that accounts for the difference in part b.
  2. Briefly explain ONE example of how Atlantic Slave trade brought changes to Africa in the period 1450 to 1750. Briefly explain SECOND example of how Atlantic Slave trade brought changes to the Americas in the period 1450 to 1750. Briefly explain how Africans resisted change brought by Atlantic Slave trade in the same period.
  3. Explain TWO causes of the African Diaspora from 1500-1800. Explain ONE effect of the migration of Africans out of Africa from 1500-1800.

Ch 27. Tradition and Change in East Asia

Ch 27 Q2: Based on the chart above and your knowledge of world history, identify and explain TWO broader trends that contributed to the changes in China’s population during the period 1450 to 1600. Based on the chart and your knowledge of world history, identify and explain ONE effect of the population growth reflected in the chart had on China’s social structure.

Ch 27 Q3: Briefly explain one similarity between the structure of Japanese feudal society and European feudal society. Briefly explain one similarity between the structure of Japanese Feudalism and European Feudalism. Briefly analyze one factor that accounts for the similarity in part b.

Ch 28. Islamic Gunpowder Empires

1. Examine ONE similarity between two coercive labor systems. Examine ONE difference between the coercive labor systems. Explain the reasons for the similarity and difference.

2. “Most of the inhabitants of India are infidels, called Hindus, believing mainly in the transmigration of souls; all artisans, wage-earners and officials are Hindus. In our countries the desert dwellers get tribal names; here people are settled in the cultivated villages also get tribal names. Again, every artisan follows the trade handed down to him from his forefathers. India is a country of few charms. The people lack good looks and good manners. They have no social life or exchange visits. They have no genius or intelligence, no polite learning, no generosity of magnanimity, no harmony or proportion in their arts and crafts, no lead-wire or carpenter’s square… Among the charms that India does possess is that it is a large country, with large quantities of gold and silver. Its air in the rainy season is very fine…”– Babur. The Babur-nama in English (Memoirs of Babur). Trans. By Annette Susannah Beveridge. London: Luzac, 1922.

  • 2Q) Briefly explain the point of view expressed by the author about ONE of the following: Caste System, Hinduism, His homeland. Briefly explain ONE development in the period from 1450 to 1750 that led to the point of view being expressed by the author. Briefly explain ONE development in the period from 1450 to 1750 that challenged or supported the point of view being expressed by the author.