Debates Unit 2 – Additional Sources

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October 11, 2014 by mrcaseyhistory

booksThese are some more sources I found for you guys. Don’t rely only on these alone, but research farther and find more support for your arguments! This should just give you an idea of the types of sources we’re looking for. Make sure to use your weekend wisely and prepare thoroughly for next week!

(I also posted all the materials I have given out during the past two units!)

Did the Neolithic Revolution have a positive impact on humanity?
The Agricultural Revolution: Crash Course World History #1 (video)
Rethinking Civilization – Crash Course World History 201 (video)
Drought and Famine: Crash Course World History #208 (video)
War & Human Nature: Crash Course World History 204 (video)
Mankind: Farming (video)
Mankind: Man’s Best Friend (video)
Mankind: The Earliest Humans (video)
Mankind: Iron (video)
The Worst Mistake in the History of the Human Race
Hunter-Gatherers: Noble or Savage?
Is farming the root of all evil?
Origins of Civilization: The Neolithic Revolution and the Natufian Culture
The Role of Women in Ancient Egypt
From Warrior Women to Female Pharaohs: Careers for Women in Ancient Egypt
Slaves Didn’t Build Pyramids: Egypt

 

Was trade the main vehicle of cultural diffusion in the Ancient World?
Mankind: The Silk Road (video)
The Silk Road and Ancient Trade: Crash Course World History #9 (video)
Buddha and Ashoka: Crash Course World History #6 (video)
Mankind: Writing (video)
Mankind: Iron Men (video)
Indus Valley Civilization: Crash Course World History #2 (video)
Mesopotamia: Crash Course World History #3 (video)
Ancient Egypt: Crash Course World History #4 (video)
War and Civilization: Crash Course World History 205 (video)

 

Were the laws of the Code of Hammurabi fair and just?
The Code of Hammurabi
The Death Penalty and Deterrence
Studies Say Death Penalty Deters Crime
Dominic Lawson: An ‘eye for an eye’ is proper justice
What’s so important about the Code of Hammurabi?
Hammurabi’s Code: An Eye for an Eye
Mesopotamia: Crash Course World History #3 (video)
Women In Babylonia Under The Hammurabi Law Code

 

Were the Emperors of China the most effective rulers in the Ancient World?
Mankind: Iron Men- Qin Shi Huangdi (video)
2,000 Years of Chinese History! The Mandate of Heaven and Confucius: World History #7 (video)
Terra Cotta Soldiers on the March
Terra-Cotta Army Protects First Emperor’s Tomb
China Culture: Qin Dynasty
Indus Valley Civilization: Crash Course World History #2 (video)
Mesopotamia: Crash Course World History #3 (video)
Ancient Egypt: Crash Course World History #4 (video)
Few had wealth in ancient Egypt
Herodotus on the Pharaoh Khufu

 

Was geography the most significant influence in the development of early civilizations?
War and Civilization: Crash Course World History 205 (video)
Indus Valley Civilization: Crash Course World History #2 (video)
Mesopotamia: Crash Course World History #3 (video)
Ancient Egypt: Crash Course World History #4 (video)
2,000 Years of Chinese History! The Mandate of Heaven and Confucius: World History #7 (video)
Mankind: Writing (video)
Mankind: Building the Pyramids (video)
Mankind: Bronze (video)
Mankind: Iron (video)
Mankind: Mankind and Engineering (video)
Climate Change Contributed to Ancient Indus Civilization Demise, Researchers Say
Huge Ancient Civilization’s Collapse Explained
Assyrian Empire Military Tactics
Irrigation Systems, Ancient
Nile River Valley Civilization

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