The compass and how it affected China and Europe

Lesson 30 The compass affected China and Europe in different ways because of their cultures and beliefs. The Chinese used the compass for designing and placing buildings and even tombs. Chinese people believed in the Chi or universal life force. Finding due North would maximize your Chi. Their enemy even dug up graves to lower … Continue reading The compass and how it affected China and Europe

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History of Inventions 1

Lesson 20 Why were the Christian monks able to help preserve and restore civilization after the Roman Empire collapsed?  It is because the monks were committed to reading, writing and education and so they didn't experience a dark age like the Mycenaean Greeks.  They preserved literacy, established schools and foundations for universities.  Individually monks were … Continue reading History of Inventions 1

Military Inventions that Shaped the Outcome of the War and Why.

There are lots of military inventions that changed the outcome of the war.  Like the warships that made it so people could battle on water and be able to take the land of someone else across the sea.   Here are some more things that changed the outcome of the war. An early weapon is the … Continue reading Military Inventions that Shaped the Outcome of the War and Why.