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Mesopotamia: Crash Course World History #3 (11:15)

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. 00:58 According to John Green, when and where did cities first start to pop up in this region?
  2. 01:36 How was food produced and distributed in this society?
  3. 03:51 What were early cities like Uruk like and how were they ruled?
  4. 05:00 Why was cuneiform first developed and why is writing important, according to John Green?
  5. 07:59 How were Mesopotamia’s first territorial kingdoms ruled, and what was their great weakness?
  6. 08:21 What is an empire, according to John Green, and why are they difficult to rule?
  7. 10:59 What was one of the core ideas of the Neo-Assyrian worldview, and how did it help lead to the downfall of its empire?