Urbanization and the Evolution of Cities Across 10,000 Years

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Today, more than half of all people in the world live in an urban area. How did the early hunter-gatherer culture evolve into the modern city, and what implications does this continuing development have for the future of our world community? This video is an excellent way to prompt a discussion in your classroom about the needs of our growing population, and to consider how we can go about incorporating renewable energy and sustainable living into sprawling urban areas.

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  • Succinct and descriptive overview of evolution of cities 
  • Opportunity to flip the video: create your own multiple choice and/or open-answer questions to check for understanding, add additional resources, or create a discussion question for an online open forum (requires free online registration)
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