Lesson Plans World History II SOL 5a,b,c,d: Impact of Europeans on East Asia, Africa, India, and Ottomans
Standard WH II:
The student will demonstrate knowledge of the status and impact of global trade on regional civilizations of the world after 1500 A.D. (C.E.) by
SOL 5a) describing the location and development of the Ottoman Empire.
SOL 5b) describing India, including the Mughal Empire and coastal trade.
SOL 5c) describing East Asia, including China and the Japanese shogunate.
SOL 5d) describing Africa and its increasing involvement in global trade.
Introduction: A Bell-ringer activity
Notes: Students copy-down and discuss teacher generated notes
Activities: Students complete various in class activities to support learning including video analysis, maps, charts, diagrams, graphic organizers, worksheets, text-book questions, group discussion, KWL Charts etc.
Assessment: Informal, Formal, Exit-Questions, Teacher Questioning. Quizzes, Tests, Projects
Original location of the Ottoman Empire
• Asia Minor
Expansion and extent of the Ottoman Empire
• Southwest Asia
• Southeastern Europe, Balkan Peninsula
• North Africa
Development of the Ottoman Empire
• Capital at Constantinople renamed Istanbul
• Islamic religion as a unifying force that accepted other religions
• Trade in coffee and ceramics
Location of the Mughal Empire
• North India
Contributions of Mughal rulers
• Spread of Islam into India
• Art and architecture: Taj Mahal
• Establishment of European trading outposts)
• Influence of Indian textiles on British textile industry
Trade with European nations
• Portugal, England, and the Netherlands competed for the Indian Ocean trade by establishing coastal
ports on the Indian sub-continent.
• Southern India traded silks, spices, and gems.
• Creation of foreign enclaves to control trade
• Imperial policy of controlling foreign influences and trade
• Increase in European demand for Chinese goods (tea, porcelain)
• Characterized by a powerless emperor controlled by a military leader (shogun)
• Adopted policy of isolation to limit foreign influences
• Slaves (triangular trade)
• Raw materials (ivory, gold)
• Manufactured goods from Europe, Asia, and the Americas
• New food products (corn, peanuts)
Activities That Support Lesson Plans
Premium Lesson Plans: National Geographic Video Secrets and Mysteries of the Taj Mahal
Note: The video appears to be difficult to find online. You may be able to order one from National Geographic.
Africa China Japan and India Impacts of Trade with Europeans Chart Project
Note: With the above chart I normally assign it as a class project. Each group completes their section of the part and presents it to the class.
Note: The above chart activities are best used with the Virginia Prentice Hall World History: The Modern Era textbook.