GUNS, GERMS, & STEEL – Jared Diamond’s Theory of the Development of Civilizations
SUBJECTS — World History/Cultures; Health;
AGE; 14+; 2005; 2 hrs 45 minutes in three episodes of approximately 55 minutes each.
Note: The Public Broadcasting System offers maps, background, and lesson plans for Guns, Germs and Steel at PBS.org. This Learning Guide doesn’t reinvent that wheel but focuses on: (1) the Covid-19 Pandemic in light of the insights of Guns, Germs and Steel and (2) perspectives on Professor Diamond’s theories, including some critiques of his conclusions.