This video study guide, with answer key, follows Mankind The Story of All Us - Episode 7 (New World). This video was given by the History Channel to all high schools across the nation. Check your schools library or media center.
Episode Description (From History Channel): The Americas develop rapidly as the Aztecs build the biggest city on the planet. On the other side of the world, a Turkish sultan uses cannons to conquer Constantinople. The East feeds Europe with spices; explorers are driven to find new commodities and new lands. Columbus, Cortez and others reach the Americas, starting a battle for that continent. The consequences are dire for indigenous peoples.
Topics Discussed: Leif Erickson, Vikings, New World, Columbian Exchange, Aztec life, Hernando Cortez, Fall of Constantinople, Bartolomeu Dias, Cape of Good Hope, etc.
***More MANKIND THE STORY OF US***
Episode 1 - Inventors (prehistoric humans, domestication of animals, agricultural revolution, civilization, the Bronze Age, etc.)
Episode 2 - Iron Men (Iron Age, Sparta, Athens, Persian Empire, Rise of China, Democracy)
Episode 3 - Empires (Roman Empire, Rise of Christanity, Jesus Christ, etc.)
Episode 4 - Warriors (Fall of Rome, Vikings, Polynesia, Crusades, Rise of Islam)
Episode 5 - The Plague (The Plague, Mongols, Incan Empire, Columbian Exchange, etc.)
Episode 6 - Survivors (Mongols, China, Columbus, etc)
Episode 7 - New World (Leif Ericson, Aztec, Cortez, Columbus, Columbian Exchange, etc)
Episode 8 - Treasure (Pilgrims, First Thanksgiving, Slave Trade, Pirates, Taj Mahal, etc.)
Episode 9 - Pioneers (Salem Witch Trials, Fur Trade, American Revolution, Captain James Cook, Declaration of Independence, etc.)
Episode 10 - Revolutions (American Revolution, Industrial Revolution, Urbanization, Opium Trade, American Civil War, etc.)
Episode 11 - Speed (Japan, Titanic, Empire State Building, Scramble for Africa, new technologies, etc)
Episode 12 - New Frontiers (WWII, Atomic Bombs, Nuclear Technology, ALCAN Highway, Civil Rights Movement, TV, etc)
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