Map Our Shared Past in the Mediterranean

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Module 4: Mediterranean Transformations in a Changing Global Context, 1450-1800 This period in history sees the expansion of European states into the Indian Ocean and across the Atlantic to the New World, and these enormous changes have tended to…

This lesson identifies for students the expanding trading networks across the Mediterranean during this period, highlighting their importance as centers of material as well as intellectual and technological exchange.

Module 3: Becoming Global and Staying Local: The Mediterranean from 300-1500 CE The lessons in this module introduce students to the writings of several key historical figures from the time period and provide alternatives to stereotypical…

Module 2: The Mediterranean and Beyond in Antiquity Lessons in this module highlight numerous important developments that diffused into or from regions adjacent to the Mediterranean: horse riding and the wheel, food crops and spices, and three…

The lesson provides a brief overview of Mediterranean water circulation, currents, and wind systems. Maps help students relate factors affecting navigation on the sea to topography, weather conditions and physical processes in the sea. Students use…

Module 1: Framing the Mediterranean in Space and Time Lessons in this module provide geographic background on the Mediterranean, including its geological origins, its climate and ecology. A lesson on conditions for navigation, wind and currents leads…
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