20 question viewing guide for episode 1 (Inventors) of the History Channel documentary series "Mankind: The Story of All of Us."
Answer key with time locations.
Quick and easy grading table.
Viewing guide is designed to be answered as the students watch the documentary.
Video synopsis from the History Channel website:
On a unique planet, a unique species takes its first steps: Mankind begins. But it's a world full of danger. Threatened by extinction, we innovate to survive–discovering fire and farming; building cities and pyramids; inventing trade–and mastering the art of war. From humble beginnings, we become the dominant creature on the planet. Now the future belongs to us. A mysterious band of pirates plunders the Mediterranean coast–leaving destruction in its wake. Empires fall, but out of the chaos, we discover iron. Armed with this wonder metal, ordinary folk can overthrow tyrants and build a new world order. From the birth of democracy in Athens, to the creation of the Bible in Babylon–people power reshapes Mankind.
The video can be viewed in its entirety on:
History Channel website-
****Note: The History Channel website shows a special 88 minute extended version of the presentation. This video guide covers the first 45 minutes.****
YouTube- (45 min)
Dailymotion- (45 min)
Amazon Instant Video- (45 min)
I have found the various History Channel video series to be very helpful when introducing a new unit and an easy way to provide my students with visual references.