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The Deadly Irony of Gunpowder (TED-Ed)

Posted Eureka Lessons 7th Grade Social Science, Lessons

Through cultural diffusion, by way of the Mongols, Chinese gunpowder, originally used to scare away spirits and create a beautiful light show in the sky, eventually gave way to powerful weapons that fueled some of history's most gruesome wars.  Watch this great TED-Ed video and follow up with your students using the site's resources.