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Brain Boost - H2 (21:56)

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. 02:22 What are the differences between what traditional history and Big History say about the Boston Tea Party?
  2. 04:15 Why were the British able to control a vast network of trade designed to move tea around the world, launching and era of unprecedented global trade?
  3. 06:30 What elements make up caffeine and what other chemical is caffeine similar to?
  4. 07:22 How did caffeine impact politics, and what are some examples of this?
  5. 09:13 How does Big History link caffeine addiction to the origins of life?
  6. 13:48 Why is caffeine a deadly poison for some things but not others?
  7. 15:04 Why did a booming caffeine trade develop all over the world in the seventeenth century?
  8. 18:50 How does caffeine relate to colonization?
  9. 20:35 Why did caffeine cause a huge surge in the population of Britain from 1700 to 1800?