Guns, Germs, and Steel, by StudySync
Subjects: Language Arts, Social Studies
Player Mode: Single
User Access: Student, Teacher
Pulling back the layers of geography and time, Guns, Germs, and Steel exposes some of the great forces that have shaped the development of human societies over eons. In the following excerpt, Jared Diamond argues that geographical factors, including weather and animal migration, stifled the development of cultures such as the Khoisan peoples of Africa.
This app provides a robust multimedia lesson centered on Guns, Germs, and Steel (Jared Diamond, 1997). Using this app, students can read an excerpt from the novel, view a video lesson modeling a student discussion of the text, and write a thoughtful response based on a writing prompt. Teachers may also allow students to participate in a peer review of their writing, with an accompanying rubric.
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