A video guide to part eleven of the History Channel's documentary Mankind: The Story of All of Us. It was originally designed for middle school students but could work for older students as well.The guide has twelve questions total - about one question every three to four minutes.
I recommend viewing this episode before showing it to a class. There is some violence in the episode.
I try to pick important information for the questions and space them out so students must pay attention but do not have to write so much that they can't enjoy the video.
The Mankind: The Story of All of Us DVD set is available on Amazon or individual episodes can be purchased on iTunes.
Episode description from the History Channel: Mankind mobilizes toward modernity. In places like Japan, ancient traditions merge with newfound technologies. Some nations emerge as superpowers, amassing military might. From steamships such as the Titanic to skyscrapers like the Empire State Building, humans create infrastructure and vast communications networks. But progress has its dark side. The demand for rubber devastates Africa; warfare and poverty continue to threaten human survival and longevity.