For Teachers: Teachers' Guide


Study Questions

  1. Certain developments within Europe are traditionally seen as preceding European overseas exploration. What are these? How did our understanding of these developments shape our understanding of Europe’s interaction with the rest of the world?
  2. In general, what has been the traditional contrast drawn between Europe and the rest of the world (Asia, Africa, and the New World)?
  3. Why have people begun to question the traditional interpretation of world history over the last twenty years?