Debates Unit 2 & 3a – Additional Sources

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November 3, 2015 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. Remember you can also use the debate section of this site for sites that are helpful for debates in general as well as materials from previous lessons that relate to your topic. Make sure to use your time wisely and prepare thoroughly for debates!

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

 

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

 

 

Did geography (the natural environment) contribute more to the growth of civilization than human ingenuity (inventiveness)?
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

 

Would the world have been better off if the Persians had one the Greco-Persian Wars?
The Persians & Greeks: Crash Course World History #5 (video)
Achaemenid Persians
Cyrus
Cyrus the Great
9 Timeless Leadership Roles from Cyrus the Great
The Persian Empire: Flow of History
Persian Wars: Flow of History
Persian Wars of Conquest
Greek Homosexuality
Helots (Slaves of the Spartans)
Sparta Reconsidered: Spartan Sexuality
Boy Love in Ancient Athens
This Is Sparta: No Baby Throwing Allowed
Helots
Aristotle on Democracy
Why Plato Was Against Democracy
Plato’s Republic vs Democracy
Democracy Then and Now
Solon’s Reforms
Pericles of Athens and the Birth of Democracy

 

Does Alexander deserve to be called Great?
Alexander the Great: Crash Course World History #8 (video)
Alexander Bucephalus Story by Plutarch (can be found here)
Study Suggests Alexander Not So Great
Alexander the Not So Great: History Through Persian Eyes
Top 10 Reasons Alexander the Great Was, Well … Great!
Alexander the Great Documentary (video)
Ancients Behaving Badly: Alexander the Great (video)

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