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lesson 7
1 hour

Factors that Inform Acceptance of New Technology


In this lesson, students read and analyze pages 237–243 of Guns, Germs, and Steel, in which Diamond discusses many factors that inform the acceptance of a new technology into a particular society. Students analyze how ideas in this excerpt interact to develop the concept of receptivity to innovation within and across societies. Additionally, students continue to surface potential research issues and develop potential inquiry questions.


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