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Unit 4 Overview: Transoceanic Interconnections (9:12)

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. 01:29 What does John Arthur mean when he says that gumbo came “from many places … and from one place”?
  2. 02:09 How were Europeans able to establish overseas empires all over the world from 1450 to 1750?
  3. 04:40 What is the Columbian Exchange and what were some positive and negative aspects of this exchange?
  4. 06:27 Why does John Arthur say that the Columbian Exchange was really more of an extraction than an exchange?
  5. 08:34 How can you analyze the history of gumbo using the themes of governance, cultural developments and interactions, social interactions and organization, and humans and the environment?