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English Language A/B (OSA201/202)
Student Journal Links, Syllabus, Book PDFs, chaired discussion schedule, pair-work table
Summary & Analysis Writing Tips / Example Report for Chairing Discussions / Chaired Discussions Details / Rubric / Concept Match
Jared Diamond Biography, List of Characters, Book Themes, and Glossary
Part 1: FROM EDEN TO CAJAMARCA (English Language A - October ~ November)
CHAPTER 1 - UP TO THE STARTING "What happened on all the continents before 11,000 B.C."
CHAPTER 2 - A NATURAL EXPERIMENT OF HISTORY "How geography molded societies on Polynesian islands"
CHAPTER 3 - COLLISION AT CAJAMARCA "Why the Inca emperor Atahuallpa did not capture King Charles I of Spain"
Part 1: PPT + Summary & Analysis (video & listening activity)
Part 2: THE RISE AND SPREAD OF FOOD PRODUCTION (English Language A - October ~ November)
CHAPTER 4 - FARMER POWER "The roots of guns, germs, and steel"
CHAPTER 5 - HISTORY'S HAVES AND HAVE-NOTS "Geographic differences in the onset of food production"
CHAPTER 6 - TO FARM OR NOT TO FARM "Causes of the spread of food production"
CHAPTER 7 - HOW TO MAKE AN ALMOND "The unconscious development of ancient crops"
CHAPTER 8 - APPLES OR INDIANS "Why did peoples of some regions fail to domesticate plants?"
CHAPTER 9 - ZEBRAS, UNHAPPY MARRIAGES, AND THE ANNA KARENINA PRINCIPLE "Why were most big wild mammal species never domesticated?"
CHAPTER 10 - SPACIOUS SKIES AND TILTED AXES "Why did food production spread at different rates on different continents?"
Part 2: PPT + Summary & Analysis (video & listening activity)
Guns, Germs, and Steel Documentary Video 1 of 3
Guns, Germs, and Steel Documentary Video 2 of 3
English Language A Exam Questions (Units 1~2; Chapters 1~10)
Part 3: FROM FOOD TO GUNS, GERMS, AND STEEL (English Language B - December ~ January)
CHAPTER 11 - LETHAL GIFT OF LIVESTOCK "The evolution of germs"
CHAPTER 12 - BLUEPRINTS AND BORROWED LETTERS "From food to guns, germs, and steel"
CHAPTER 13 - NECESSITY'S MOTHER "The evolution of technology"
CHAPTER 14 - FROM EGALITARIANISM TO KLEPTOCRACY "The evolution of government and religion"
Part 3: PPT + Summary & Analysis (video & listening activity)
Part 4: AROUND THE WORLD IN FIVE CHAPTERS (English Language B - December ~ January)
CHAPTER 15 - YALI'S PEOPLE "The histories of Australia and New Guinea"
CHAPTER 16 - HOW CHINA BECAME CHINESE "The history of East Asia"
CHAPTER 17 - SPEEDBOAT TO POLYNESIA "The history of the Austronesian expansion"
CHAPTER 18 - HEMISPHERES COLLIDING "The histories of Eurasia and the Americas compared"
CHAPTER 19 - HOW AFRICA BECAME BLACK "The history of Africa"
Epilogue: THE FUTURE OF HUMAN HISTORY AS A SCIENCE (& Afterword)
Chapter 20 - WHO ARE THE JAPANESE "The history of Japan"
Part 4: PPT + Summary & Analysis (video & listening activity)
Exam Questions (Units 3~4; Chapters 11~20)
VIDEOS: "Why Europeans Came to Dominate the World in 7 Minutes" & "Why Some Countries are Rich and Others Poor"
EXTRAS (Japanese and Chinese resources, interactive map)
VIDEOS: Guns, Germs, and Steel Documentary 1 of 3 日本語版
VIDEO: Guns, Germs, and Steel Documentary 2 of 3 日本語版
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