Big Era 6 and 7

By Iman Blackwell, Elizah Funke, and Chloe Rubiano

Why is Big Era 6 called the Great Convergence?

Big Era 6 was known as the Great Convergence because people worked together to develop advanced economies and good daily routines. "Change accelerated when people, resources, and ideas from the whole world came together" (Big Era 6). New concepts lead to original innovations that converged people, such as: the steam engine, the printing press, and antiseptic medicine. "New crops like potatoes and beans spread and improved nutrition worldwide" (Big Era 6). Before the Great Convergence, no one knew what they were putting in their body; new crops created by cooperation allowed people to harness healthier habits! In the end, the Great convergence was an age of hard work when nations united to establish a new and efficient lifestyle.

What changes occurred that made Big Era 7 different from Big Era 6?

Big Era 7 differed from Big Era 6 through faulty fossil fuels and peculiar political preferences. "A growing population meant that human need for resources - for energy - was growing; they dealt with this need by using fossil fuels" (Big Era 7). To accommodate more lives, the following energy sources came to use for the first time: coal, electricity, gas, petroleum, and nuclear resources. "In Big Era 7, government played a great role than ever before in people's lives" (Big Era 7). New politics allowed citizens to have three things that the Great Convergence didn't have: freedom to choose their government, government protection, and equal rights. Ultimately, energy use and power of authority evolved greatly after Big Era 6 and into Big Era 7.
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Funke and Rubiano focused on creating the graphic organizer while Blackwell created the visuals.
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