Water and Classical Civilizations/Crash Course World History

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Water and Classical Civilizations/Crash Course World History



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Join host John Green to learn about water. People cannot live without water, which means it's absolutely necessary for civilization. In this episode, John talks about water in the context of classical civilizations, but not those of Greece or Rome. Instead, we'll explore the Maya civilization in Central America and the Khmer civilization in what is now Cambodia.

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Content Standard(s):
Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: 9-12
Human Geography
9 ) Explain how economic interdependence and globalization impact many countries and their populations.

•  Tracing the flow of commodities from one region to another
•  Comparing advantages and disadvantages of global trade agreements
Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: 9-12
Human Geography
10 ) Recognize how human-environmental interaction affects culture in today's society.

Examples: population growth in the Galapagos Islands damaging the environment of endemic plant and animal species, deforestation in the Pantanal affecting the world's largest freshwater ecosystem, green technologies affecting humans and the environment

Tags: Cambodia, Khmer civilization, Maya, water
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