Ch 33: Holt World History - Human Legacy Chapter 33: Today's World

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The Today's World chapter of this Holt World History - Human Legacy Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with today's world. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Today's World textbook chapter.

How It Works:

  • Identify the lessons in the Holt Today's World chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the topics on today's world you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • Advantages and impact of the global economy
  • Definition and expansion of cultural diffusion
  • Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations
  • Patterns and impacts of contemporary migration
  • Effect of Islamic fundamentalism on world politics
  • Kinds of weapons of mass destruction
  • The War on Terror
  • Global climate change and the greenhouse effect
  • Applications of environmental sustainability

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10 Lessons in Chapter 33: Holt World History - Human Legacy Chapter 33: Today's World
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The Global Economy: Advantages, Expansion & Impact

1. The Global Economy: Advantages, Expansion & Impact

This lesson will explain the concept of economic globalization. We will look at both its positive and negative effects while also highlighting the terms 'import,' 'export,' and 'capital flight.'

The Changing Landscape of the Global Market

2. The Changing Landscape of the Global Market

The global market is still developing, and a market that is developing is dynamic. The constant change offers opportunities and presents risks to countries and their domestic industries. In this lesson, you'll learn about some of these risks and opportunities.

Cultural Diffusion: Definition, Expansion & Popular Cultures

3. Cultural Diffusion: Definition, Expansion & Popular Cultures

In this lesson, we'll use the examples of viral videos, hip hop, and yoga to explore how culture is diffused and expanded. We'll also look at how the Internet impacts our understanding of popular culture.

Contemporary Migration: Forced Migration, Patterns & Impacts

4. Contemporary Migration: Forced Migration, Patterns & Impacts

This lesson will seek to explain modern migration. In doing so, it will highlight labor migration, urbanization, and forced migration. It will also highlight the term diaspora.

Islamic Fundamentalism and World Politics: Wahhabi Movement, Muslim Brotherhood & Jihad

5. Islamic Fundamentalism and World Politics: Wahhabi Movement, Muslim Brotherhood & Jihad

This lesson will seek to explain the impact of Wahhabism and the Muslim Brotherhood on Islam and the world's politics. In doing so, it will highlight the Koran and Sharia law and their influence in places like Egypt and Saudi Arabia.

September 11th & the War on Terror

6. September 11th & the War on Terror

September 11, 2001 was a day of terrorist attacks by radical Islamists against the United States. In New York, Virginia, and Pennsylvania, nearly 3,000 people were killed. As a result, the United States launched a War on Terror that has lasted over a decade since.

Weapons of Mass Destruction: Biological, Chemical & Nuclear

7. Weapons of Mass Destruction: Biological, Chemical & Nuclear

What are weapons of mass destruction? Learn about the different types and their dangers, including biological, chemical and nuclear weapons. See what you learned by taking a quiz.

Global Climate Change: Effects and Mitigation Strategies

8. Global Climate Change: Effects and Mitigation Strategies

In this video lesson, you will learn about the potential effects of global climate change. You will also learn how some are working to better understand climate change in order to slow the rate of temperature increase on Earth.

Greenhouse Gases and the Enhanced Greenhouse Effect

9. Greenhouse Gases and the Enhanced Greenhouse Effect

In this video lesson, you will learn about the five main greenhouse gases and how their unnaturally high concentrations are leading to the enhanced greenhouse effect and global climate change on Earth.

Environmental Sustainability: Definition and Application

10. Environmental Sustainability: Definition and Application

Environmental sustainability allows for the needs of man to be met without jeopardizing the ability of future generations to meet their needs. Learn applications of environmental sustainability, including sustainable agriculture, forestry and energy.

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