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When China Ruled the World (Modern World History Episode 3)

In episode 3 of the Modern World History series, we depart on our tour of the world in 1450 by visiting China, Japan, Southeast Asia, and the South Pacific.


In 1450, China is the dominant power in the world however, it is also at this time they withdrew from the globe and make way for the rise of Western Europe. Learn what made China great and what caused them to lose this advantage to Western Europe.


I also introduce the GRAPES note taking strategy for summarizing the history of each of the countries or regions. Students always struggle with what to and what to not take notes on, so this strategy will help them hone in on the most important characteristics: Geography, Religion, Achievements/Culture, Political System, Economic System, Social System.


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Take your learning a step further by joining the Teaching Liberty Community for the guided notes and learning activities that go along with this episode. The activities for this video take you deeper into the Confucious roots of Chinese culture, on an adventure with Marco Polo, and building on your map skills by analyzing maps created through Chinese and European collaboration.



I look forward to the next episode of Modern World History when we head to the Middle East, Africa, and Siberia.




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Gregor Williams
Gregor Williams
Mar 01, 2022

I watched this one YouTube. Excellent presentation of great information. Thank you.

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