Why Early Globalization Matters: Crash Course Big History #206

What do potatoes, printing, and plague have to do with the global distribution of humans? An informative video explores globalization from the earliest migration of humans to today with a focus on these three common elements that prompt mass movement of large populations.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Share more details about the Irish Potato Famine
  • Currently, many countries have leaders that claim globalization is bad; debate the topic
Classroom Considerations
  • Relies heavily on knowledge from the prior videos in the series
  • The final video in a 16-part series
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • Graphics hold viewers' attention
  • Provides subtitles in English for the hearing impaired
  • Connects history and science topics
Cons
  • None