Watch the video linked below and answer the following questions: http://www.ted.com/talks/neil_macgregor_2600_years 1. What object does Neil MacGregor use to discuss Middle Eastern history? What is it about that object that allows him to talk expansively about that long history? How does he use that one item as a historical source? 2. What do you think are the advantages and disadvantages to using a single object to trace history? Explain those advantages and disadvantages. 3. What is MacGregors analysis of the object? What conclusions does he draw about Middle Eastern history based on that object? Do you believe his conclusions are sound? Explain why or why not. Your answer to each set of questions should be at least 5-7 sentences long. Additional resources for assignment http://www.ted.com/talks/neil_macgregor_2600_years_of_history_in_one_object
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