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Era 7 Overview Video (10:05)

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. 02:00 If you were looking back on the Long Nineteenth Century from the viewpoint of someone living in 1914, what would be the positive story of this era?
  2. 03:45 What are the are problems with this view, according to the video?
  3. 04:45 What are some positive world stories since the First World War?
  4. 04:59 What is one big problem with this positive view of the twentieth century?
  5. 05:35 What data supports the idea that things are getting better?
  6. 05:59 What are criticisms of this data?
  7. 08:15 How did the mid-twentieth-century success of Detroit turn into economic problems in the late twentieth century?