For Teachers: Lessons
Rethinking the rise of the West: Global Commodities
Konstantin Georgidis, Canterbury School, Ft. Myers, Florida
- Identify the reasons for the development of a network of global commodities in the 16th century.
- Identify, describe and critically assess the linkages of international trade that characterized the process of globalization that resulted from the development of a network of trade in silver in the Pacific Ocean basin.
- Determine the effects of the establishment and the functioning of this trade on the regions which participated in it and, especially China.
- Assess China’s importance for the world economy
- Assess claims in current historiography of China’s modernity and the rejection of a Eurocentric world history.