Watch a 60 minute video called “Stories from the Stone Age.”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDlR0QvgpYYThe video describes how agriculture developed from hunting and gathering in the Near East and the effects it had on humanity.Read the article by Jared Diamond, “The Worst Mistake in the History of the Human Race”, on D2L. This short article describes the disadvantages of leading an agricultural lifestyle.Review lecture notes and read relevant textbook pages
.Write your essay.Cite your sources (Diamond; ‘Stories’ video; textbook; lecture).Prompt:Jared Diamond called the adoption of agriculture “The Worst Mistake in the History of the Human Race.” Do you agree or disagree? Why? When writing your answer, use evidence from the readings, video and the Diamond article to support your argument. Think about the advantages and disadvantages of each type of lifestyle in terms of health, leisure time, social structures and technological advances when writing your response.The Essay:The essay should be 750-1000 words long, typed, 12 point font; double-spaced with one inch margins. The focus of this writing assignment is on your writing: organizing your thoughts logically, and using correct grammar and syntax.
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