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Lecture Topic Two: Origins of Cultures

Lecture 2

Origins of Cultural Differences
Review the power point lecture from class. Warning: this may not have the most up to date file. This is only a general overview it does not include all the diagrams, drawings, and discussions from class but it is a good place to start and a helpful review

A Brief History of the World: Cultural Origins
Download the paper from class to discover, or rediscover, how geography has shaped human history!
Lecture 2

Visit the PBS page for Guns, Germs and Steel
Learn more about the role of geography in cultural history as Jared Diamond explained in his book. Highlights include: more info on all the geo. variables mentioned in class, an interactive world map, and much more!
Lecture 2

What is Geographical Determinism?

PBS documentary: Guns, Germs and Steel
Watch the PBS television series that explains geography's role in shaping human history (streamed from google video)
Lecture 2

Learn about Jared Diamonds follow up book examining the reasons some of these dominate societies ended up collapsing
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Course Practice Questions

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