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Unit 2 Overview Video (10:38)

Key Ideas

As this video progresses, key ideas will be introduced to invoke discussion.

Key Ideas

Think about the following questions as you watch the video

  1. 01:36 According to this video, what were the big changes that took place from 1200 to 1450?
  2. 02:50 What two factors does this video credit with permitting the expansion of networks in this era?
  3. 04:43 What does the data on global GDP tell us about this era?
  4. 05:59 How did the expansion of trade to East Africa change the cities of the Swahili Coast?
  5. 07:53 What is some evidence that the video uses to argue that the Swahili city-states brought together different worlds?
  6. 09:22 What were some of the consequences of new interconnections and expanded networks?