SOURCE: THE WORST MISTAKE IN THE HISTORY OF THE HUMAN RACE
Agriculture is traditionally seen as representing a great boon for humanity. Author Jared Diamond emphasizes that while agriculture offered some advantages, there were also many disadvantages including infectious disease, bad nutrition and the creation of unequal social hierarchies. Students are asked to read the article, find the thesis and identify the supporting evidence.
USED WITH: EARLY HUMANS DAY 1: THE STARTING LINE