I consider this the most important of all my flowcharts and lessons, not only because it summarizes all of history on one page, but because it gets at the heart of the dilemma facing us as a species: ever-accelerating technological change that out-distances the ability of our cultural institutions to adapt to them in a variety of areas: social structure, warfare, and environment.
I consider this lesson so central to the study of history and our civilization's survival that I'm offering it for free. I welcome any feedback.
This is a self-contained PowerPoint that develops slide by slide. It can be run as a timed presentation on its own, presented slide by slide for discussion, or integrated into your other lectures. There are also extensive pictures with captions mixed in to illustrate the lesson and capture studentsï¿½ interest. This packet also contains a student reading and flowchart.
NOTE: Iï¿½m in the process of converting all the Powerpoints to a new color scheme over the next year. If I havenï¿½t converted this Powerpoint to the new color scheme, Iï¿½ve included the whole flowchart in the newer color scheme on the second slide, so you can convert the other slides. Also, if you buy the old version now, you can e-mail.me so I can give you the updated version when itï¿½s ready, free of charge.
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