Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies Fun Activities

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Foods from around the World

Sample foods made from the early domesticated plants in particular regions. For example, a dish made from chickpeas might serve as one example from the Fertile Crescent.

Domesticated Animals

Visit a zoo, farm, or other preserve to learn more about domesticated mammals. Students can learn more about what particular mammals were used for or have discussions about why certain mammals are more or less suited for domestication.

Visit a Natural History Museum

Visit a natural history museum to learn more about extinct large mammals from the region, early societies, and the geological make-up of the area. If possible, have a curator or researcher speak to the students on particular topics related to Diamond's work.

Food Production

Have students prepare and plant their own food items. If possible, use seeds from foods that would have been native to the area or which were some...

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