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Disease! Crash Course World History #203 (11:36)

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. 02:43 How did migration and population density contribute to the historical rise and fall of disease rates?
  2. 03:38 Why might hunters and gatherers have had fewer diseases than farmers or pastoralists?
  3. 04:40 What made ancient Greece more susceptible to disease?
  4. 08:34 What are some world historical effects of plague?
  5. 09:10 Did the Black Death or the Great Dying have more fatalities? Why did one have much higher mortality rates?
  6. 09:36 How did population density and disease contribute to European colonization in the Americas?
  7. 10:33 Why do we have relatively lower disease rates now? Why are disease rates in danger of rising again?