Unit 3 (W)

Ch. 8 The European Reniassance

The School of Athens was a painting by Raphael in which he connects older important people to those from later ages. He can be found in the middle talking to Socrates. (Public Domain photo. Info can be found here)

Unit 3 covers the time period between the rise of exploration to the beginning of the age of revolutions in World History (1450-1750). This includes a great deal of intrigue in both the east and the west that famously includes the rise of the gunpowder empires in various regions of the Asian continent. The rise of the west from the Middle Ages causes ripples across the globe as many areas are colonized in this time period including much of the Americas. The start of colonization would cause an epic clash of civilizations in the Americas as well as the rise of chattel slavery which was significantly different than other types of slavery. Explaining both of these historical concepts can be pretty depressing, but they are important in explaining later movements in history. At the same time the rise of Gunpowder Empires would eventually lead to geopolitical issues that would cause major wars in the future. During all of this intrigue there was also a great flowering of art and science in Europe that changed the western world. In a nutshell , this unit is highlighted by the struggle between east and west for control of important port cities all over the globe and the rise of the greatest Empire in World History, the British Empire.

Unit 3 Chapters

Ch. 7: Exploration & it's Effects

Ch. 8: The European Reniassance

Ch. 9: Central Asian Development

Ch. 10: East Asian Development