For Teachers: Lessons
Rethinking the rise of the West: Global Commodities
Konstantin Georgidis, Canterbury School, Ft. Myers, Florida
- Students develop an in-depth understanding of the reasons for the establishment in the 16th century of the global network of trade which was based on silver.
- Students assess the consequences of this network of trade on the development of the regions that participated in this network during the period from 1500 – 1800.
- Students assess the ramifications of current research regarding the history of this network for interpretations of modernity and the rise of the west in world history.