Chapter 12-17

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  • -500 BCE

    13.1, West Africa, West Africans Found Iron

    Around 500 BC, the West Africans discovered that they could melt particular kinds of rock to make iron, the strongest metal.
  • 105

    14.2, China, Paper Was Invented

    According to the legend, a man named Cai Lin invented paper during the Han dynasty in 105 AD.
  • 250

    16.1, Mesoamerica, The Maya Civilization Reached it’s Height

    The Maya civilization reached its peak in about AD 250 and 900. This is known as the Classic Age.
  • 300

    13.2, West Africa, Soninke began to band together

    Around 300 BC, Soninke began to band together to protect themselves against the nomadic herder. That was the beginning of Ghana.
  • 480

    17.2, Northern Europe, Franks Conquered Gaul

    In the 480s, a group called the Franks conquered the Gauls, now known as France. Under their leader Clovis, the Franks became Christian and created one of the strongest kingdoms in Europe.
  • 550

    15.1, Japan, Buddhism is Introduced

    In 550, Buddhism came to Japan from Korea.
  • 570

    12.1, Mecca, Muhammad Was Born

    In around 570 AD, the prophet Mohammed was born in Mecca. He started the religion of Islam when he spread the message of God.
  • 618

    14.1, China, a New Dynasty Started

    In 618, the Tang Dynasty started when a Sui official overthrew the old government.It ruled for almost 300 years.
  • 711

    12.3, Spain, Arab and Berber Invaded Spain

    In around 711 AD, a combined Berber and Arab army invaded Spain and easily conquered it.
  • 1100

    15.2, Japan, Zen Buddhism Arrived

    In about the 1100s, Zen Buddhism arrived from China to Japan. Unlike Pure Land Buddhism that chants Buddha's name and held expensive rituals, Zen Buddhism focuses on self discipline and meditation.
  • 1122

    17.3, Europe, Eleanor of Aquitaine was Born

    In about 1122, Eleanor was born. She ruled Aquitine, a place in France and then ruled in England.
  • 1206

    14.4, China, Genghis Khan United China

    The Mongols were one of the nomadic people that attacked China. In 1206, a powerful leader named Temüjin united them. He was later given the title Genghis Khan, meaning “Universal Ruler”.
  • 1255

    13.3, Mali, Sundiata Died

    Sundiata died around 1255. The rulers that ruled after his death were mostly Muslim, unlike Sundiata himself.
  • 1281

    15.3, Japan, the Mongols Attacked Again

    After their first invasion failed in 1274, they invaded Japan again in 1281. Once again, the Japanese were saved by the weather (kamikaze), sending the Mongols to flee.
  • 1320

    12.4, Ibn Battutah Traveled to Africa, India, China, and Spain

    The explorer traveled to Africa, India, China, and Spain in the 1320s to develop better ways for calculating distances.
  • 1353

    13.4, West Africa, Ibn Battutah traveled through the region

    From 1353 to 1354, he traveled through the entire region of West Africa.
  • 1471

    16.3, South America, Pachacuti Died

    In about 1438, he became the Inca ruler. Under his rule, the Inca Empire began a period of great expansion.
  • 1489

    16.2, America, the Spanish Arrived

    In the late 1400s, the Spanish arrived int h Americas. Later in 1519, one group called the conquistadors reached Mexico. They wanted to find gold, claim land, and convert the native people to Catholicism.
  • 14.3, China, the Qing Dynasty Started

    The Qing dynasty ruled from the 1600s to the early 1900s.
  • 17.4, Japan, Haiku was Created

    In the 1600s, Japanese poets created haiku, three line poems with 17 syllables in it.
  • M.E, Chapter 13, West Africa, Mosques today

    Some of the mosques created by Mansa Musa can still be seen today.
  • M.E, Chapter 14, China, the Impact of Arts Today

    Porcelain Became very popular in the West, it became known as chinaware.
  • M.E, Chapter 15, Mordern Samurai Today

    Many people study the same martial arts like sword fighting the the samurai practiced. Although the samurai class no longer continued in the 1800s, their values still continue to live.
  • M.E, Ch. 12, Indonesia, Muslims Today

    Indonesia no way has the largest Muslim population in the world. Way back in 570, Muhammad spread the religion of Islam that lasted until today.
  • M.E, Chapter 16, Mordern Causeways

    The Aztecs made causeways, roads raised above water. The causeways today are long roads raised above a large body of water.
  • M.E, Europe, Geography of Europe Today

    The geography of Europe influenced the development of different ways of life. Along the Mediterranean in Southern Europe, farmers grow olives and other crops in warmer and drier places. The geography back then influenced the way of living today.
  • Period:
    -500 BCE

    Chapter 13, Early African Civilizations

    This includes four sections: geography and early Africa, the empire of Ghana, layer empires, and historical and artistic traditions.
  • Period:
    -500 BCE

    Chapter 16, The Early Americas

    The Early Americas include the Maya’s, Aztecs, and the Incas. All three of the people groups practiced polytheism, the belief in many gods.
  • Period:

    Chapter 17, The Early Middle Ages

    The four sections in this chapter talks about its geography, Europe after the fall of Rome, feudalism and manor life, and feudal societies, a compare and contrast between the feudal societies in Japan and Europe.
  • Period:

    Chapter 12, The Islamic World

    The four sections in this chapter includes: the Roots of Islam, Islamic Beliefs and Practices, Islamic Empires, and Cultural Achievements.
  • Period:

    Chapter 15, Japan

    There are three sections in this chapter. The first section talks about the geography and Early Japan, the second talks about the art and culture in Heian, and the third’s about the growth of a military society.
  • Period:

    Chapter 14, China

    This includes four sections: China Reunifies, the Tang (618-960) and Song (960-1279)Achievements, Confucianism, and the Yuan (1206-1368)and Ming (1368-1644) Dynasties.