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How Did the World Become Interconnected? (10:42)

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. 01:40 What innovations in communication helped speed up the process of interconnection?
  2. 02:57 What innovations in transportation helped speed up the process of interconnection?
  3. 03:33 What long-distance trade networks were created by the linking of local and regional exchange networks long before 1400?
  4. 05:29 What were some of the ideas, technologies, and diseases that were spread on these networks?
  5. 08:36 What were the four world zones in 1400?
  6. 10:08 What are Malthusian cycles, and why were they a characteristic of so much of the Agrarian era?