Social Studies - 2019-20

WHII.2a - Major States and Empires

The student will apply social science skills to understand the political, cultural, geographic, and economic conditions in the world about 1500 A.D. (C.E.) by 

a) locating major states and empires;

Adopted: 2015

BIG IDEAS

UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD

By 1500 A.D. (C.E.), major states and empires had developed in various regions of the world.

ESSENTIALS

Western Europe 

 England 

 France 

 Spain 

Eastern Europe/Mideast 

 Russia 

 Ottoman Empire 

Americas 

 Incan Empire 

 Aztec Empire 

Far East 

 China 

 India 

Africa 

 Songhai

KEY VOCABULARY

Terms:

Silk Road

Trans-Saharan

Maritime

South China Sea routes

Western Europe river routes

Northern Europe river routes

Shogun

Isolationism

Enclaves

People:

Ottoman Turks

Places:

England

France

Spain

Russia

Persia

China

Mughal Empire

Songhai Empire

Ottoman Empire

Constantinople

Istanbul

Updated: Jun 01, 2018