Turning Points: Six Revolutions That Changed Everything

ALL1332-C     Section A       First 6 Weeks     Tuesdays 3:00-4:20    Start Date 12-Sept
Grossman 106     Limit 25

ALL1336-C     Section B      Second 6 Weeks     Tuesdays 3:00-4:20     Start Date 24-Oct 
Grossman 106     Limit 25

Here we offer as broad a sweep of history as possible. First, we look at the long process of our becoming human. Next, we look at the agricultural revolution and the rise of urban life. Third, we investigate the Axis  Age and its revolution in human thought. Next, the Age of Discovery and the rise of European colonialism.  Our fifth revolution is Industrial, radically changing the lives and productivity of everyone involved. Finally, we will look at the AI revolution we are living in now and where it might eventually lead us. There will be a textbook used in support of the course.
Coordinator: Lawrence Brown   
Larry has taught history in three schools for a total of 42 years, 34 of those at Cape Cod Academy. He taught ancient history for 27 years. He has published five books, including a geography textbook with Addison Wesley and has written over 1,500 columns for Cape Cod Times since 1987.