Jared Diamond Collapse Lesson Plan
For use as an end-of-the-year activity.
Activities that support the film.
Collapse is a National Geographic film that looks at societies in the past for how they collapsed and disappeared. It’s a good film to use with the lesson plans below as it forces students to think critically about current society.
Premium Lesson Plans
I have a set of premium lesson plans you can use with the film. It has a viewing guide and a student discussion sheet where they analyze three different cultures(Anasazi, Vikings, Easter Islanders), complete charts, and answer questions. As well as a PowerPoint to help lead a discussion and provide instruction.
If you’re not interested in the premium lesson plans you can use the free handouts I’ve reworked from a Tread Lightly lesson plan to make your own. It contains three different cultures students need to analyze as well as a review of the causes and consequences of Climate Change.
Note: Full copies may be purchased from National Geographic. The video below comes in parts.