Mr. Christopher Patten


The world in 1750 was marked by powerful Eurasian states, coastal African kingdoms, and growing European empires. Interactions disrupted trade networks and influenced new global trade networks.

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Lesson #4: Tokugawa Shogunate 

How did the Tokugawa Shogunate gain, consolidate, and maintain power in Japan?

Geographic & Historical Context of Japan (Docs)

Tokugawa Shogunate (Slides)

Lesson #1: Timelines & Maps

How do empires consolidate their power? How do these empires respond to increased diversity and interconnectedness?

Timelines & Maps (Docs)

Historial Event Images (Slides)

Lesson #3: Ottoman Empire vs. Mughal Empire

What are the similarities and differences between how the Ottoman Empire (1299-1922) and Mughal Empire (1526-1857) gained, consolidated, and maintained power in their diverse societies?

​Ottoman Empire (1299-1922) (Docs)

Mughal Empire (1526-1857) (Docs)

Ottoman vs. Mughal (Docs)

Ottoman vs. Mughal (Slides)

Lessons & Resources

Suleiman the Magnificent

Unit 10.1: The World in 1750 C.E.

Lesson #5: Tokugawa Shogunate vs. Mughal Empire

What were the differences between how the Tokugawa Shogunate (1600-1868) and Mughal Empire (1526-1857) responded to “outsiders” in the 16th and early 17th centuries?

​Tokugawa vs. Mughal Sources (Docs)

Tokugawa vs. Mughal (Slides)

Mughal Empire

Muslim state (1526-1857) exercising dominion over most of India; a minority of Muslims ruled over a majority of Hindus, Taj Mahal, Establishment of trading posts by Europeans, textiles important to GB.

I, the sultan of sultans, and the strongest ruler, the loftiest king who defeats the kingdoms around the world, and the shadow of Allah in the Earth, and I conquered with my fire-scattering sword..

Lesson #2: Contextualize and Connect Cause and Effect

Explain the historical circumstances that led to a historical event from a previous unit by contextualizing events from previous units and explaining the cause and effect relationships between them.

Contextualize and Connect Cause and Effect (Docs)

Historical Events Images (Slides)

Ottoman Empire

An Empire founded in 1299 on the Anatolian Peninsula. The Ottomans conquered Constantinople in 1453 and replaced the Byzantine Empire as the dominant power in the eastern Mediterranean Sea.