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Unit 9 Overview: Acceleration (9:37)

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. 02:50 What is the Anthropocene?
  2. 03:50 How did travelers and merchants in the Islamic world and Indian Ocean like Ibn Mājid help later European explorers?
  3. 04:59 How did collective learning increase after the Columbian Exchange?
  4. 06:42 What are the ingredients and Goldilocks Conditions for our last threshold of increasingly complexity—the Modern Revolution?
  5. 08:18 How did industrialization and the use of fossil fuels lead to social and economic changes?
  6. 08:47 <em>Homo sapiens</em> (humans) have been around for about 250,000 to 300,000 years, but what two revolutions led our species to experience the most change in the past 11,000 years?