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lesson 2
1 hour

Disparities of Wealth and Power


In this lesson, students continue to read and analyze pages 17–21 of Guns, Germs, and Steel. In this excerpt, Diamond continues to explain his ideas concerning disparities of wealth and power in relation to human development by exposing flaws in commonly held explanations for the economic and social contrasts between various nations and groups. Students pay particular attention to the way in which the author establishes his reasoning for why Yali’s question should be investigated.


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