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Week 2 Lecture - Lecture 2 Mesopotamia& Egypt History of Creativity Sept 8 2010 Taylor Halverson Ph.D Lecture Overview Course Mechanics

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Unformatted text preview: Lecture 2: Mesopotamia & Egypt History of Creativity. Sept. 8, 2010. Taylor Halverson, Ph.D. Lecture Overview Course Mechanics Questions about the class Creativity project Demonstrate Twitter What are the ingredients of civilization? FLOW Mesopotami a Egypt Class Questions Class Questions Who has read the syllabus? A = YES B = NO Class Questions Who has read through the creativity project assignment documents? A = YES Class Questions Who has reviewed past creativity projects? A = YES B = NO Class Questions Who has started brainstorming on Creativity projects? A = YES B = NO Class Questions Who has signed up for Twitter? A = YES B = NO Class Questions Who has registered their iClicker? A = YES B = NO Creativity Project Creativity Project Get started now Brainstorm Talk to others about your ideas Review creativity project instructions and grading rubric on Brainhoney Review past projects at http://mfg201.groups.et.byu.net/pag Twitter Why Twitter? Creative use of technology to learn Learn new things Quick way to share information Hints and tips about the class will be posted there Communicate with others Build learning networks The Basics of Civilization – FLOW FLOW of Civilization Note the connection between the essential features of civilization and creativity F ood Freedom to join into cities L abor specialization Working together and using technology O rder and hierarchy Everyone in place What does Civilization mean? Root for the word Civilization and Latin word for “city” is civitas But what constitutes civilization? What do you gain when you join a city or a civilization? What do you give up? Why do some Civilizations start in River Valleys? Abundance of water and fertile soil But large scale agriculture requires labor specialization Government Military Re ligion Merchants FLOW of Civilization Discuss with someone How does your choice of a major (division of labor) enable you to work with other people (perhaps in fields very different from your own) to creatively solve problems and form a better society? Mesopotamia The Seeds of Creativity Between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers Meso potamia = between the rivers Mesopotamian History & Geography Problems Flooding during the growing season Salt accumulation This required creativity for civilization to flourish Organization: Government & Religion How to solve flooding Dams and catch basins connected to canals. How to solve salt: Flushed salt out by moving water from the high e levation of the Euphrates River to lower elevation of the Tigris River....
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Week 2 Lecture - Lecture 2 Mesopotamia& Egypt History of Creativity Sept 8 2010 Taylor Halverson Ph.D Lecture Overview Course Mechanics

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