Cultural Encounters

Connections Across Water (2004)

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How were water routes used as conduits of expansion and trade? The traders of the Indian Ocean, the early Mississippians, and the Norsemen carried death and disease, skills and technologies, philosophies and religion down rivers and across oceans.

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High
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00:28
Connections Across Water

Connections Across Land (2004)

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How were land-based trade routes conduits of both commerce and culture? The Eurasian Silk Roads, the trans-Saharan Gold Roads, and the Meso-American Turquoise Roads trace the transmission of commodities, religions, and diseases, as well as the movements of people.

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00:28
Connections Across Land

Sharing Multicultural Traditions (2006)

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This series features Emily, a dynamic, six year old host, who leads children and adults alike through a new era of discovery utilizing her unique perspective.

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Primary
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00:30
Sharing Multicultural Traditions

Mapping Initial Encounters (2007)

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Columbus’s arrival launched an era of initial encounters between Europeans, Native Americans, and Africans that continued for nearly 300 years. This video examines how these contacts began the phenomenon now known as the Columbian Exchange, profoundly altering the way of life of peoples around the globe.

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High
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00:28
Mapping Initial Encounters