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UNIT 9: Connections Across Land

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Unit 3. Human Migrations

How did the many paths of human migration people the planet? From their origins on the African continent, humans have spread across the globe. This unit explores how and why early humans moved across Africa, Eurasia, and the Americas, based on recent studies in archaeology and linguistics. It is related to Unit 9 because it also documents movement of peoples across long distances. more »

Unit 7. The Spread of Religions

How do religions interact, adopt new ideas, and adapt to diverse cultures? As the missionaries, pilgrims, and converts of Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam moved around the world, the religions created change and were themselves changed. This unit is related to Unit 9 because it also explores the effects of the movement of peoples along trade routes. more »

Unit 10. Connections Across Water

How were water routes used as conduits of expansion and trade? The traders of the Indian Ocean, the early Mississippians, and the Norsemen carried death and disease, skills and technologies, philosophies and religion down rivers and across oceans. This unit is related to Unit 9 because it also focuses on the transmission of culture and commerce, but by water — rather than land — routes. more »

Unit 15. Early Global Commodities

What is globalization and when did it begin? Before the sixteenth century, the world's four main monetary substances were silver, gold, copper, and shells. But it was China's demand for silver and Spain's newly discovered mines in the Americas that finally created an all-encompassing network of global trade. This unit is related to Unit 9 because it looks specifically at the silver trade and the ways it affected regions around the world. more »





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