Social Studies - 2019-20

WHII.6a - Asian Empires

The student will apply social science skills to understand the political, cultural, geographic, and economic conditions in Asia from about 1500 A.D. (C.E.) to about 1800 A.D. (C.E.) by

a) locating Asian empires in time and place and identifying major geographic features;

Adopted: 2015


  • What factors help an empire succeed?

  • Are empires helpful or harmful?

  • How does trade affect civilization? How would the civilizations studied be different if there had not been trade?


Between about 1500 A.D. (C.E.) and about 1800 A.D. (C.E), Asian nations developed empires that extended throughout Asia and the world.

Major geographic features of Asia helped to shape these empires and included land and water features.


Asian empires from about 1500 A.D. (C.E.) to about 1800 A.D. (C.E.)

 Ottoman Empire

 Mughal Empire

 Chinese dynasties

 Japanese shogunate

Major geographic features of Asia

 Asia Minor

 Indian subcontinent

 Himalayan Mountains

 Indian Ocean

 South China Sea

 Arabian Peninsula


Updated: Jun 01, 2018