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Here are some sites and videos that might help you gather information for your project. If you find other useful sources please add a comment and paste the link inside it. General http://mrbayer.weebly.com/unit-1-human-origins–ancient-civilizations.html Indus Valley http://a.harappa.com/experts Mesopotamia Take it further Why do societies collapse? Can you apply his 5 part framework to the society you are studying? To us?
Some food for thought. I cannot vouch for the quality or accuracy of the information but I think it is an interesting discussion starter. Some interesting comments in the comments section as well (jetpacks?). http://io9.com/how-farming-almost-destroyed-human-civilization-1659734601
In regards to our discussion today about depriving children of language, here is some more info on the experiment I had heard about. Please note that this information was taken from Wikipedia. The “he” referred to in the paragraph is Frederick II, a Holy Roman Emperor in the Middle Ages, whose experiments were recorded by a monk (Salimbene) of the same time: In the language deprivation experiment young infants were raised without human interaction in an attempt…
“I think the discovery of the Hobbit helped create an atmosphere in which it’s okay to expect the unexpected, and that we shouldn’t get fooled into thinking that we have all the answers, ever.” – Prof. Richard Roberts taken from the BBC article: http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-29665829
This can get somewhat overwhelming at times, but there are some interesting ideas worth thinking about: http://www.ted.com/talks/david_christian_big_history?language=en History of the universe starts at 4min.
We have been talking about myth and theory in social studies. One of the statements we have been thinking about has been the idea that the theory of evolution could be considered a modern day creation myth. This statement was attributed to Prof. David Christian and so I reached out to him to see if he could offer further insight into that idea. He was kind enough to respond. Here…