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Production and Distribution Frame Introduction (6:03)

Key Ideas

As this video progresses, key ideas will be introduced to invoke discussion.

Key Ideas

Think about the following questions as you watch the video

  1. 00:07 The video starts with a saying we believe emerged from Chinese society several hundred years ago. What does this saying suggest about some values common to that society in that period?
  2. 02:23 How did systems of production and distribution expand during the period from 1200-1450?
  3. 03:01 What transformations in production and distribution have occurred in the period from 1450-1750?
  4. 04:01 How did the use of fossil fuels transform systems of production and distribution?
  5. 04:25 How did empires help drive the new global industrial system?
  6. 05:05 According to this video, how have our systems of production and distribution changed over the last hundred years?