Homework Assignment for Module 4
Good answers will be a solid paragraph or two for each question. Try to provide quotes and/or timestamps in each paragraph.
1.What is Gus CH trying to figure out or prove about Ethiopian history? What kinds of evidence does GCH think might suggest links to Ethiopia’s deep historical past? Does he find them? Be specific.
2. What aspects of Ethiopian history are cosmopolitan? What aspects are local or indigenous? What evidence do we have for each? Do these two aspects support Gus CH’s claims about the importance and continuousness of Ethiopia’s civilization?
3. How does the content of this video intersect with the episode on Nubia? How are they similar? How are they different
4. According to John Green in episode 201, what is James Scott’s argument in his book The Art of Not Being Governed? What evidence does Green say Scott provides?
5. Extra Credit (any student can answer either or both questions): How could this material be linked to Rastafarianism? What are your favorite lines from Crash Course Episode 201 or GCH, Nubia or Ethiopia and why do you like them?
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