Category: The Age of Exploration and European Imperialism (1600s – 1900s)

Lesson #5
• Ancient Latin American Empires: Aztecs, Incas, Mayas
• European Age of Exploration
• The Isolation of Asia
• The African Slave Trade

Lesson #6
• The Scientific Revolution
• The Enlightenment
• The English Civil War / Oliver Cromwell

Lesson #7:
• Colonization of Latin America
• Revolutions of Latin America
• Haitian Revolution
• The French Revolution
• The Jacobins / The Reign of Terror

Lesson #8: Unit II
• Napoleon Bonaparte
• The European Industrial Revolution

Lesson #9
• Reformers of the Industrial Revolution
• Karl Marx / Birth of Marxism
• Social Revolutions (France & Italy)
• European Imperialism Around the World
• Imperialism in China / Opium Wars

Lesson #10
• British Imperialism in South Africa / Boer War
• British Imperialism in India / Sepoy Rebellion
• US Intervention in the Philippines
• Otto von Bismarck / Imperial Germany

The so-called Age of Exploration was a period from the early 15th century and continuing into the early 17th century, during which European ships were traveled around the world to search for new trading routes and partners to feed burgeoning capitalism in Europe.
From the late 1800s through the early 1900s, Western Europe pursued a policy of imperialism that became known as New Imperialism. … By 1870, it became necessary for European industrialized nations to expand their markets globally in order to sell products that they could not sell domestically on the continent.

Industrial Revolution

Industrial Revolution: World History Unit 2, Lesson 9:

The Napoleonic wars resulted in realization and action taken by countries to improve, largely impacting industrialization in Britain, the United States and Europe. Although the Industrial Revolution began in Britain during the 1700’s it was boosted in the early 1800’s after the Napoleonic wars with industrialization spreading throughout Europe and...


World History Unit 2, Lesson 8: Colonization, Revolution, and Napoleon

Colonization refers to large-scale population movements where the migrants maintain strong links with their—or their ancestors’—former country, gaining significant privileges over other inhabitants of the territory by such links. Revolution (Latin: revolutio, “a turn around”) is a fundamental and relatively sudden change in political power and political organization which occurs...


World History Unit 2, Lesson 7: The Enlightenment and Cromwell

The scientific revolution laid the foundations for the Age of Enlightenment, which centered on reason as the primary source of authority and legitimacy, and emphasized the importance of the scientific method. By the 18th century, when the Enlightenment flourished, scientific authority began to displace religious authority, and disciplines until then...


World History Unit 2, Lesson 6: European Exploration of the Americas

The early Latin American civilizations consist of four main cultures, Olmec, Maya, Aztec, and Inca. Each civilization experienced a time of cultural and intellectual achievement that produced lasting contributions in art, literature, and science. During the time period of the classical civilizations of Greece & Rome, there were advanced societies...