Migrations and Intensification: Crash Course Big History #7

What happens when the earth reaches its carrying capacity of humans? As human populations grow, societies change from hunters and gatherers to agriculture to the industrial age and beyond. A video takes a global perspective of migration and societal development. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Display maps of the migrations of human populations over time
  • Debate if writing is a critical human progress or if oral traditions filled the same need
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of population limits and carrying capacity
Pros

  • Connects science and history in interesting and new ways
  • Provides subtitles in four languages to make note taking easier
  • Explains the importance of tea or alcohol as a life-saving measure, historically
Cons

  • None