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Crash Course - The Atlantic Slave Trade -- In which John Green teaches you about one of the least funny subjects in history: slavery. John investigates when and where slavery originated, how it changed over the centuries, and how Europeans and colonists in the Americas arrived at the idea that people could own other people based on skin color.

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The Columbian Exchange: Crash Course World History #23 - What changes were wrought by contact between the Old World and the New World? Provide specific examples to back up your answer please.

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In his web series, John Green provides a summary of the history of the United States from pre-colonization to modern day. Extremely interesting and informative! Episode #27

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The final episode of Crash Course World History, hosted by John Green. This series was an amazing adventure for history nerds like me, and if there's anything I love, it's an adventure.

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This interactive timeline and video show the growth and spread of the human population from the 1st century C.E. until the present. Sustainability is the theme.

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The disease that once took out 1/5 of the world's population is still around today. A lesson on the causes and effects of the bubonic plague (and why knowing them is important):

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How Should We Live: History’s Forgotten Wisdom on Love, Time, Family, Empathy, and Other Aspects of the Art of Living | Brain Pickings

How Should We Live: History’s Forgotten Wisdom on Love, Time, Family, Empathy, and Other Aspects of the Art of Living

How Should We Live: History’s Forgotten Wisdom on Love, Time, Family, Empathy, and Other Aspects of the Art of Living | Brain Pickings

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Community Post: 30 Maps That Are Missing From Your Life

Here’s a map showing the world if it were divided evenly into color-coded areas of equal population. | 30 Maps That Are Missing From Your Life