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Big History <ul><li>By: Josh Kessner </li></ul><ul><li>History 140 </li></ul><ul><li>Professor Arguello </li></ul>
Big History <ul><li>Big History is a field of study that takes history as a whole across the longest time frame possible. ...
The Way We Are <ul><li>The main point within this film is that we see what our knowledge tells us we see. </li></ul><ul><l...
<ul><li>Everything that has happened in the past has led up to our current advancements because we keep on adding to our k...
The Way We Are <ul><li>We’ve been committed by Greek origins to a life of asking questions. </li></ul><ul><li>Scientific R...
The Journey of Man <ul><li>The Journey of Man, the question arises of how human beings have developed across this entire p...
The Journey of Man <ul><li>Originating in Africa, we have traced our ancestors by tracing the y-chromosome, the chromosome...
The Journey of Man <ul><li>Dr. Spencer Wells had adventured from the heart of Africa to the far eastern parts of Russia, A...
Catastrophe <ul><li>Within this film, we discover an event that occurred around 535 AD and it was discovered by the rings ...
Catastrophe <ul><li>This disaster that had occurred was a world wide affair. </li></ul><ul><li>Everywhere on earth it was ...
Guns, Germs, and Steel <ul><li>Written by Jared Diamond, this book discusses the gain of power and control over others wit...
The World and Trade <ul><li>With the beginning of civilization currency wasn’t even a thought in the minds of the people <...
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  1. 1. Big History <ul><li>By: Josh Kessner </li></ul><ul><li>History 140 </li></ul><ul><li>Professor Arguello </li></ul>
  2. 2. Big History <ul><li>Big History is a field of study that takes history as a whole across the longest time frame possible. </li></ul><ul><li>With big history, we relate common themes from as far back as the Big Bang to brand new uprising technology in today’s society. </li></ul><ul><li>Big history involves biology, astronomy, anthropology, cosmology, natural history, population and environmental studies, which all further prove how collective and relative the information provided has proven to be. </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Way We Are <ul><li>The main point within this film is that we see what our knowledge tells us we see. </li></ul><ul><li>The more we learn about different ideas, the more we understand them and our perception is constantly changing depending on the new information. </li></ul><ul><li>With this common idea in mind as a nation, we are inclined to defend this idea. This idea that we have is “freedom” and we will go to extreme measures to defend our view simply because we think our vision is the best. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Everything that has happened in the past has led up to our current advancements because we keep on adding to our knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>We are insatiably curious and we never stop asking questions, which leads us to discover answers, but even more questions. </li></ul><ul><li>We’ve institutionalized this curiosity and we are constantly changing/inventing products that change the way we do things. </li></ul>The Way We Are
  5. 5. The Way We Are <ul><li>We’ve been committed by Greek origins to a life of asking questions. </li></ul><ul><li>Scientific Research leads to our constant change. </li></ul><ul><li>The way that we view the world is a modified view that comes from the past. </li></ul><ul><li>The change that initiated the beginning of questioning life, was people looking into a crystal ball. </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Journey of Man <ul><li>The Journey of Man, the question arises of how human beings have developed across this entire planet. </li></ul><ul><li>Originating in Africa they must have endured many harsh environments, migrating across rivers, coastlines, mountain ranges, all the while enduring some of the most dangerous weather. </li></ul><ul><li>A research scientist follows in their footsteps to discover the route they had taken </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Journey of Man <ul><li>Originating in Africa, we have traced our ancestors by tracing the y-chromosome, the chromosome found in males, all the way back to the San Bushmen tribe. </li></ul><ul><li>This tribe is the closest descending group to our ancestors. </li></ul><ul><li>They discovered a way to create bows and arrows using tiny sharpened bones to use for hunting and protection. </li></ul><ul><li>Culture was created here, but Africa was only the beginning and our ancestors were very curious, venturing to many different places. </li></ul>
  8. 8. The Journey of Man <ul><li>Dr. Spencer Wells had adventured from the heart of Africa to the far eastern parts of Russia, Australia, India, and many places on his search to discover how we all relate to the early San Bushmen tribe. </li></ul><ul><li>Every race today on the planet had all originated from the same tribe and we have discovered all landscapes on the planet. </li></ul><ul><li>It is amazing to see how much variation in the facial features we see amongst the majority of populations exists, yet we all have come from the same common ancestor. All traced by a simple y-chromosome that has been passed down for many years. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Catastrophe <ul><li>Within this film, we discover an event that occurred around 535 AD and it was discovered by the rings on trees. </li></ul><ul><li>We notice a dramatic change in between these rings that infer a very hard time to grow and how difficult any sort of agriculture or harvest may have been possible. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Catastrophe <ul><li>This disaster that had occurred was a world wide affair. </li></ul><ul><li>Everywhere on earth it was proven that it was incredibly difficult for crops to grow and there have been writings and documentation of these difficult times. </li></ul><ul><li>After questioning what it could possibly be that could cause such a monumental occurrence, researches discovered it must’ve been Krakatoa with an enormous volcanic explosion. </li></ul><ul><li>The reason being behind this is because volcanic dust is so incredibly fine, that even a baby’s breath would allow it to dwindle in the air for as long as their was a flow of wind. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Guns, Germs, and Steel <ul><li>Written by Jared Diamond, this book discusses the gain of power and control over others without any of it being due to intelligence or genetics. </li></ul><ul><li>The argument is that gaps in power between societies originated in environmental differences, and the fact that Eurasia gained an early advantage because of the availability of plant and animal, allowed for there primary advancement. </li></ul><ul><li>This is contrasted with Native American farmers who had very low opportunity since their food they had to plant one by one, with minimal nutrients, automatically put them at a disadvantage. </li></ul>
  12. 12. The World and Trade <ul><li>With the beginning of civilization currency wasn’t even a thought in the minds of the people </li></ul><ul><li>What they wanted to do was trade their goods for that of somebody else’s, attaining other goods for their necessities </li></ul><ul><li>With the mass amounts of goods being developed, different cultures sought different remedies from each of them. </li></ul><ul><li>For Example, cocoa was considered to be a stimulant and intoxicant, amongst many other things. Sugar and tobacco were also one of the main contenders in trade. </li></ul><ul><li>Potatoes were very important and traded widely across nations. Although there were many benefits of trade, it also brought disease to some </li></ul>

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