Social Studies

Social Studies (X) - Bridging World History (X) - Economics (X)

Ideas Shape the World (2004)

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How do ideas change the world? This unit traces the impact of European Enlightenment ideals in the American and Haitian revolutions and in South America.

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Ideas Shape the World

Early Global Commodities (2004)

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What is globalization and when did it begin? Before the sixteenth century, the world's four main monetary substances were silver, gold, copper, and shells.

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00:28
Early Global Commodities

Land and Labor Relationships (2004)

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What factors shape the ways in which the basic resources are exploited by a society?

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00:28
Land and Labor Relationships

Early Economies (2004)

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How do societies assign value to land, labor, and material goods? A comparison of manorial economies in Japan and medieval Europe is contrasted with the tribute economy of the Inka, and the experience of dramatic economic change is illustrated by the commercial revolution in China.

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High
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00:28
Early Economies

Globalization and Economics (2004)

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How have the forces of globalization shaped the modern world? This unit travels from the Soviet Union to Sri Lanka and Chile to study the role of technology and the impact of economic and political changes wrought by globalization. 

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High
Professional
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00:28
Globalization and Economics