Instructional Video

The Modern Revolution: Crash Course Big History #8

Will advances in technology save us from exhausting the Earth's resources? Throughout history, progress helped us revolutionize society. The video discusses the growth in collective learning, exploration, machinery, communications, harnessing energy and more. This is the eighth video in a 16-part Crash Course-Big History series.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Create a timeline of the modern revolution based on the dates given in the video
  • Discuss the development of technology starting for the privileged few and spreading throughout society
Classroom Considerations
  • Relies on prior knowledge of technological revolution and European exploration
  • Connects history, geography, and science
  • Offers closed captioning in Arabic, English, and Romanian
  • Highlights key ideas throughout
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