You will write a 1000-word essay that responds to the following statement:
How has daily life changed since 1800?
To answer this question, contrast Blaineys account of life before 1800 with your observations about how people live today.
Steps for your research:
The following steps will assist you to complete the research component of this task:
Read the chapter Dethroning the harvest by Geoffrey Blainey to get an idea of life and society in the period 1500 1800.
Compare what you read about life and society in the period 1500 1800 with life today, drawing on your own experience and observations, and two aIDitional references for each theme.
Focus on three themes.
1. Health and wellbeing vs now
2. Work, land vs jobs today
3. Food, dependant on harvest vs today.
You should use the Blainey reference and at least one of these resources (attached):
Sociology: a down-to-earth approach (Henslin, Possamai & Possamai-Inesedy 2011), pp.136-140.
Sociology: a global introduction (Macionis & Plummer 2012), pp. 105-113.
You should use Harvard style for in-text referencing and in your Reference List.
Blainey summary 250-300 worrds
the three themes 500
Conclusion 150 advise if each area is getting better or worse