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A04_Ch.19: An Age of Explorations and Isolation

A04_Ch.19: An Age of Explorations and Isolation

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This assignment will center on these themes:
1. Asians resisted European influence, but this cultural interaction did produce an exchange of goods and ideas.
2. The desire for wealth was a driving force behind the European exploration of the East.Europeans wanted to control trade with Asian countries.
3. Europeans were able to explore faraway lands after they improved their sailing technology
4. China pursues a path of isolation and inward-looking.
This assignment will center on these themes:
1. Asians resisted European influence, but this cultural interaction did produce an exchange of goods and ideas.
2. The desire for wealth was a driving force behind the European exploration of the East.Europeans wanted to control trade with Asian countries.
3. Europeans were able to explore faraway lands after they improved their sailing technology
4. China pursues a path of isolation and inward-looking.

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A04_Ch.

19- An Age of Explorations and Isolation

Purpose: This assignment will center on these themes:
1.Asians resisted European influence, but this cultural interaction did produce an exchange
of goods and ideas.
2.The desire for wealth was a driving force behind the European exploration of the East.
Europeans wanted to control trade with Asian countries.
3.Europeans were able to explore faraway lands after they improved their sailing technology.

Task:
!Use the World History: Patterns of Interaction (POI) textbook to complete the assignment
below.
!Each numbered part (A, B, C,...) should be completed as a single/ separate assignment.
Each requires a separate heading on separate sheets of paper. Follow the suggested
completion date for each part, listed in the course calendar.
!Be sure to write complete sentences when sentences are called for.

Part A. Europeans Explore the East
Read from page 529 to 535.
Terms & Names:
Bartolomeu Dias • Prince Henry • Vasco da Gama • Treaty of Tordesillas
• Dutch East India Company
MAIN IDEAS:
3. What role did the Renaissance play in launching an age of exploration?
4. What was Prince Henry’s goal and who actually achieved it?
5. What European countries were competing for Asian trade during the age of
exploration?

CRITICAL THINKING & WRITING
6. MAKING INFERENCES What did the Treaty of Tordesillas reveal about Europeans’
attitudes toward non-European lands and peoples?
7. ANALYZING MOTIVES What were the motives behind European exploration in the
1400s? Explain.
8. RECOGNIZING EFFECTS In what ways did Europeans owe some of their sailing
technology to other peoples?

Part B. China Limits European Contacts
Read from page 536 to 541.
Terms & Names:
*Hongwu *Yonglo
*Zheng (Cheng) He
MAIN IDEAS:
4. What evidence indicates that China lost interest in contacts abroad after 1433?
5. What did Christian missionaries bring to China?

CRITICAL THINKING & WRITING
6. MAKING DECISIONS Do you think Lord George Macartney should have kowtowed to
Emperor Qian-long? Why?
7. ANALYZING CAUSES What factors, both within China and outside its borders, contributed to
the downfall of the Ming Dynasty?

Part C. Japan Returns to Isolation
Read pages 542 - 547.
Terms & Names:
*Daimyo *Oda Nobunaga *Toyotomi Hideyoshi
*Tokugawa Shogunate *Haiku *Kabuki

MAIN IDEAS:
3. What happened during the period of the “Warring States”?
4. What was the structure of society in Tokugawa Japan?

CRITICAL THINKING & WRITING
6. DRAWING CONCLUSIONS Why do you think that the emperor had less power than a
shogun?
7. ANALYZING CAUSES Why did the Japanese policy toward Christians change from
acceptance to repression?

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