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Humans and Energy: Crash Course World History 207 (7:20)

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. 00:56 How does Stan define energy?
  2. 01:12 What is the ultimate source of most human energy?
  3. 01:50 What were some early energy breakthroughs for humans?
  4. 02:03 Why can we think of wind power as being powered by the Sun?
  5. 02:31 Before they were forms of energy we consume, what were oil, coal, and natural gas?
  6. 03:01 Why was the steam engine one of the most important technologies of the Industrial Revolution?
  7. 03:13 Why was electric light such a big deal?
  8. 03:28 What are some things powered by oil?
  9. 04:23 How does the West generate most of its electricity?
  10. 05:43 Why hasn’t nuclear power caught on yet in the United States?