History 140 Powerpoint #1 By: Michael Huey
What is History? <ul><li>History includes a collection of significant events, people, and stories; each leaving some impre...
Why Study History <ul><li>Since we can’t time travel, no do we know what life was like in the past, we use historical evid...
History & Technology <ul><li>Key Points </li></ul><ul><li>Use of DNA technology to pinpoint specific location of origin of...
Trade <ul><li>Goods and food were introduced and traded to bartering explorers all across the globe. </li></ul><ul><li>Tra...
Disease <ul><li>Even before arrival of Columbus, the Americas had diseases. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tuberculosis, parasites,...
Misc. <ul><li>Trade and exploration to other parts of the globe enabled sailors to create maps of the world. </li></ul><ul...
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  1. 1. History 140 Powerpoint #1 By: Michael Huey
  2. 2. What is History? <ul><li>History includes a collection of significant events, people, and stories; each leaving some impression for our everyday lives. </li></ul><ul><li>History is studied through primary documents (first-hand evidence or testimony from a participant’s or witness’s point of view), and secondary sources (documents of a historical event, providing insight and analysis of the event) </li></ul><ul><li>History is a fascinating subject because, unlike math or science, where experiments could prove an ultimate conclusion, historical findings must be extensively researched, and thoroughly interpreted to prove validity. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why Study History <ul><li>Since we can’t time travel, no do we know what life was like in the past, we use historical evidence and documents to give us a perspective of what happened. </li></ul><ul><li>Studying history allows us to see which events or people have shaped our political and social lifestyle today. </li></ul><ul><li>History allows individuals to get a deeper look and understanding of himself or herself. </li></ul><ul><li>In addition, learning and history could also be fun! </li></ul>
  4. 4. History & Technology <ul><li>Key Points </li></ul><ul><li>Use of DNA technology to pinpoint specific location of origin of humans before the great migration across the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Blood samples taken from an African tribe suggests the earliest humans started there and traveled, along the shoreline, and made it to as far east as China. </li></ul><ul><li>Historical records of a cataclysmic event occurred throughout the land, causing the sky to darken, panic, and shifting lands. </li></ul><ul><li>Geological science and studies help indicate that about the 500s, a possible volcanic eruption took place. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Trade <ul><li>Goods and food were introduced and traded to bartering explorers all across the globe. </li></ul><ul><li>Trading was one of the ways the world became united overseas. </li></ul><ul><li>Henry The Navigator was the first to circumnavigate around the southern part of Africa to find better spice trade route. </li></ul><ul><li>Portuguese explorer, Vasco Da Gama, later became the first European to reach the wealth of the Indies spice capital by sea. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Disease <ul><li>Even before arrival of Columbus, the Americas had diseases. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tuberculosis, parasites, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>With the arrival of the Europeans, a whole batch of new diseases were brought to the New World, thus impacting the population of the Americas. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Malaria, Smallpox, measles, influenza, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Other causes for diseases: hunger, lack of water, temperature changes, lack of sanitation, natural disasters (volcanic eruption) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Misc. <ul><li>Trade and exploration to other parts of the globe enabled sailors to create maps of the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Ferdinand Magellan’s expedition succeeded as the first to circumnavigate the globe, though Magellan was killed before the voyage was complete. </li></ul><ul><li>Horses expanded all across America, greatly impacting the every day lives of the Native Americans. </li></ul>

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