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Literature in The Early Modern Era

Study Literature of The Early Modern Era using online video. Use the video subtitles to improve Reading and Literacy skills ... at the same time!

Use these 5 online educational video titles on History Through Literature to learn about and discover what is known as The Early Modern Era. Study and identify how the historical events of that period were  reflected in literature of the time.

Discover how using the literary works of Milton and other writers to report and comment on the era when European nations were becoming global powers, reveal how Europe's expansion to other continents gave writers new ideas in economics, education, philosophy, government, religion, science, and literature.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about some of the important events that happened in world history during the early modern era, between 1492 and 1700 and name some of the authors who lived and wrote during this time; while citing some important literary works.
  • See some examples of how the events of the era were interpreted by writers and how writers affected historical events.
  • Learn how the discovery of other cultures led American writers to new ideas in economics, government, science, and literature.
  • Describe the mercantilist system and explain how it connected European manufacturing, the West African slave trade, and American colonization.
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