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Ch 12: Agriculture & Domestication: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Agriculture and Domestication chapter of this Intro to Anthropology Help and Review course is the simplest way to master domestication of animals and plants. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of agriculture and domestication.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering introductory anthropology material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn basic anthropology. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding the process of domestication
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning social science (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about agriculture and domestication
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra social science learning resources

How it works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Agriculture and Domestication chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Agriculture and Domestication chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any agriculture or domestication question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in an agriculture and domestication unit of a standard introductory anthropology course. Topics covered include:

  • The Neolithic Agricultural Revolution
  • Plant and animal domestication examples
  • Domestication across regions
  • Plant and animal domestication related to geography

7 Lessons in Chapter 12: Agriculture & Domestication: Help and Review
Neolithic Agricultural Revolution: Causes and Implications

1. Neolithic Agricultural Revolution: Causes and Implications

A long, long time ago, human beings roamed the earth looking for food. Then the agricultural revolution struck! What are the benefits of an agrarian society, and how have they shaped the way we live today?

Recurring Themes in History: Societal Migration, Evolution, Aggression & Industrialization

2. Recurring Themes in History: Societal Migration, Evolution, Aggression & Industrialization

In this lesson, we will examine some recurring themes throughout history. We will see how societal migration, cultural transformation, conflicts, industrialization, and other trends help facilitate historical development.

Plant & Animal Domestication: Definition & Examples

3. Plant & Animal Domestication: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, you'll learn about the process of domestication of plants and animals, including why certain animals have never been domesticated. You'll also understand the difference between taming and domesticating.

Plant & Animal Domestication in Geography

4. Plant & Animal Domestication in Geography

This lesson discusses why plant and animal domestication holds such significance to human geographers. You'll also gain perspective on the length of time this practice has been a part of our history.

Domestication Across Regions: History, Paths & Patterns

5. Domestication Across Regions: History, Paths & Patterns

In this lesson, we look at patterns of how communities have domesticated plants and animals. We'll also consider why some communities stayed nomadic or returned to being nomadic.

Agricultural Society: Definition & Concept

6. Agricultural Society: Definition & Concept

In this lesson you will learn how the discovery of farming led to agriculturally based societies in which people settled, grew in numbers, and developed cultures as rich as those of Ancient China, Ancient Egypt, and the Roman Empire.

The History of Margarine

7. The History of Margarine

Think you know everything there is to know about margarine? Did you know the name comes from an acid it was mistakenly thought to contain? How many states have required any margarine for sale to be bright pink? What is the link to Napoleon?

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