Upon completing this unit, students
will be able to:
1. Analyze how and why exchanges of people, resources, trade, and ideas intensified and accelerated in the world as a whole between 1400 and 1800.
2. Describe political, economic, technological, scientific, and cultural exchanges that took place among major parts of the world between 1400 and 1800.
3. Analyze why there was a shift from an Asian-centered trading system to an Atlantic-centered system during this era.
4. Assess the effects of important cultural and scientific exchanges during this era.
5. Explain how advances in gunpowder technology enabled European states to assert greater political, military, and economic power in the world during this era.