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Interactive video lesson plan for: War & Human Nature: Crash Course World History 204 (copy)

Activity overview:

In which John Green teaches you about war! Specifically, John talks about whether humanity is naturally warlike, hard-wired to kill, or if perhaps war is a cultural construct. John will talk about the Hobbes versus Rousseau debate, the effects that war has on human social orders, and the effects that war has on individuals. So is war human nature? Watch and find out what we have to say about it.

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18 questions

1. What is Nietzshe's view of mankind? (00:01:31)

2. According to Hobbes, humanity is naturally (00:01:53)

3. According to anthropologists, in foraging societies (00:02:36)

4. What do anthropologist and archaeologists tell us about the natural state of man and war? (00:03:03)

5. When did hunter-gatherers commit violence to each other? (00:03:23)

6. Is it possible that aggression is a characteristic that humans are born with? (00:04:02)

7. What is 'evolutionary biology'? Can you give a personal definition? (00:04:18)

8. It is a biological imperative to pass on ... to successive generations (00:04:56)

9. What role does evolution play in fights? (00:05:04)

10. How did humans ensure the continuous presence of primary resources? (00:05:56)

11. How do genes provide an 'evolutionary' explanation for war? (00:06:25)

12. What does retaliation mean? (00:06:49)

13. War can be explained as a (00:07:02)

14. What does transcendence mean? (00:07:45)

15. What did Malantes find in war? (00:07:51)

16. What does Malantes show us about war? (00:08:38)

17. What's the second choice soldiers make? (00:08:58)

18. Why do we want to find a biological explanation for why humans go to war? (00:09:24)

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