Tasca, Rapetti, Carta, and Fadda (2012) wrote about hysteria and the role it played in the mental health of women. The authors noted that hysteria “was cured with herbs, sex or sexual abstinence, punished and purified with fire for its association with sorcery and finally, clinically studied as a disease and treated with innovative therapies.” (Tasca, Rapetti, Carta, & Fadda, 2012, p.110).
This visual example of erosion would help students understand how human activities can affect the landscape. One bottle could represent an untouched forest, another could represent an area with houses built, and another bottle could show land cleared for farming. The students would be able to see how humans can negatively impact Earth's natural processes.