Summary: Students have a hard time making ancient history relevant to their 21st-century lives. When teaching about the Mesopotamians and Egyptians, two of the worlds oldest civilizations, I like to discuss the history of beer. It is relevant to the 21st century, and it is informative. Beer is actually nutritious! Student learn that humans were probably drinking beer before they were eating bread. This infographic also provides the historical context for beer – a key element in any history class! Check it out!
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