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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 Spanish Empire, Silver, & Runaway Inflation: Crash Course World History #25 - In what specific ways did the Spanish Empire impact the different areas of the world that it encompassed?

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When Columbus "discovered" the Americas, the continent was already inhabited by 90 million people which was a third of the world's population.

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http://c.mfcreative.com/email/newsletters/awj/2011/20110710Funeral.jpg - article describing how the 1919 Influenza epidemic afftected family history and where to look.

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Population Growth, World's Development | Watch human population grow from 1 CE to present and see projected growth in under 6 min. One dot = 1 million people #world #demographics 03/2015

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Here’s a fresh take on a complex set of data. What if you took all the statistics about everyone in the world and boiled it all down into one question: what if the world was just 100 people? What if you took the billions and billions of people on Earth and made it so only 100 people could represent them? You’d get some super-simplified but interesting stats, that’s for sure.

14 Amazing Infographics Bound To Blow Your Mind

Here’s a fresh take on a complex set of data. What if you took all the statistics about everyone in the world and boiled it all down into one question: what if the world was just 100 people? What if you took the billions and billions of people on Earth and made it so only 100 people could represent them? You’d get some super-simplified but interesting stats, that’s for sure.

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How the Human Population Boomed to 7 Billion (Infographic)

This infographic covers some fast facts on the world’s growing population and how we aren’t anticipated to slow down in the future. This information is in line with the idea that the earth is going to reach a limit before the human population will. Fertility rate is dropping, but life expectancy is increasing.

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An incredible way to look at the distribution of people over the earth. It's scary and awesome at the same time. And it's bizarre that New Jersey got mentioned! We have a densely populated state, but where I live, in central/south New Jersey, it is full of open space. We have land between villages and towns. Hmm. Hard to grasp.

If the population suddenly changed…

An incredible way to look at the distribution of people over the earth. It's scary and awesome at the same time. And it's bizarre that New Jersey got mentioned! We have a densely populated state, but where I live, in central/south New Jersey, it is full of open space. We have land between villages and towns. Hmm. Hard to grasp.

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All Over the Map: 10 Ways to Teach About Geography

All Over the Map: 10 Ways to Teach About Geography; Great articles with lots of teaching tips and a download bingo game.

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Merv is the oldest and best-preserved of the oasis-cities along the Silk Route in Central Asia. The remains in this vast oasis span 4,000 years of human history. A number of monuments are still visible, particularly from the last two millennia.

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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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White Cargo: The Forgotten History of Britain's White Slaves in America.....Irish slave trade in the New World....the Irish were the first slaves in the New World , because England wanted to be rid of them. At one point the Irish population dropped from 1,500,000 to 600,000 due to the English...they were bitterly hated here in the New World too because of their religion-Catholic.

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The Greek genocide, was the systematic ethnic cleansing of the Christian Ottoman Greek population in Asia Minor during World War I and its aftermath (1914–23). It was instigated by the government of the Ottoman Empire against the Greek population of the Empire and it included massacres, forced deportations involving death marches, summary expulsions, arbitrary executions, and destruction of Christian Orthodox cultural, historical and religious monuments.

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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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