Below are various Global Studies II Resources identified by High School Librarians within the Monroe 2 Orleans Region.
Resources for Key Area 9.1
The development of agriculture enabled the rise of the first civilizations, located primarily along river valleys; these complex societies were influenced by geographic conditions and shared a number of defining political, social, and economic characteristics.
Resources for Key Area 9.2
The emergence and spread of belief systems led to the development of universal truths and ethical codes to live by, and these belief systems created connections among people and influenced the development of cultural traditions; these beliefs had an ongoing influence on later historical periods.
Resources for Key Area 9.3
During the classical era, political organization became even more complex in Eurasia and Mesoamerica, which resulted in the rise of empires; these early empires employed a variety of techniques to expand and maintain control over vast territories, though both internal and external forces led to their eventual decline.
Resources for Key Area 9.4
During the classical and postclassical eras, trans regional trade networks emerged and/or expanded in the Mediterranean Sea, along the Silk Roads, in the Indian Ocean Basin, across the Sahara Desert, and in the China Seas. There were a variety of factors that enabled these exchange networks, as well as similarities and differences among the political, cultural, and demographic impacts of exchange.
Resources for Key Area 9.5
New postclassical power arrangements emerged in the Americas, Europe, on the Arabian Peninsula, and across Asia; these political entities employed a variety of techniques for expanding and maintaining control.
Resources for Key Area 9.6
Spurred by long distance trade and shifting power dynamics, cross-cultural interactions increased in the postclassical era, leading to the diffusion of artistic, cultural, scientific, and technological practices. These exchanges also led to conflicts and the spread of disease.
Resources for Key Area 9.7
Important political, technological, and cultural developments in Western Europe and Southwest Asia led to European efforts to find new trade routes to Asia in the 15th century. Eventually the three diverse societies of western Europe, Africa, and the Americas encountered one another, resulting in new long distance exchanges of goods, people, ideas, and disease.
Resources for key area 9.8
The Columbian exchange resulted in the reorientation of political and social structures in Latin American and African societies. Patterns of global exchange were restructured, as the Atlantic Ocean became a primary zone of exchange; western European countries that dominated this exchange emerged as new global powers.
Resources for Key Area 9.9
As western Europeans were building colonies and establishing ports in the Americas, Asia, and Africa, new imperial powers emerged in the eastern hemisphere, including the Russian, Qing, and Mughal empires. These empires employed various strategies to gain and maintain control over territories and resources; their approaches involved both continuations and innovations of past patterns.
Resources for Key Area 9.10
Imperial expansion and economic and technological innovations in the early modern era fueled productivity and commerce at a new global scale; the benefits of this global commerce were unequally distributed, resulting in reshaped environments, social inequities, and a rise in human trafficking.