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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. 00:30 How does Jared Diamond define collapse?
  2. 03:11 What evidence does Jared Diamond offer in making his argument that societies collapse together?
  3. 04:15 According to Diamond, what countries did American officials think were the least important to American power during the twentieth century? Were they correct?
  4. 05:05 What evidence does Diamond use when he asserts that the environment plays a role in collapse?
  5. 05:45 What is Diamond’s point of view on whether or not we are headed for collapse, and what does he think will dictate this outcome?