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Ch 11: Agricultural Revolutions & Domestication

About This Chapter

Trace farming from the Neolithic Age to the agribusiness that takes place today in this chapter titled Agricultural Revolutions & Domestication. Use the short quizzes to reinforce how well you have understood the material.

Agricultural Revolutions & Domestication - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Use these lessons to reinforce your classroom study about the agricultural revolutions that have taken place through the millennia and the impact that these changes have had on human societies and the physical environment. You will also examine why some animals and plants have been brought into human service while others have not, and how small family-based farms have given way to large-scale agribusinesses. The lessons cover the following:

  • Causes and impact of the Neolithic Agricultural Revolution
  • Domestication of animals and plants
  • Timeline, causal factors, innovations and impact of the Agricultural Revolution
  • Definition and explanation of the Green Revolution
  • Rise of industrialized farming

Video Objective
Neolithic Agricultural Revolution: Causes and Implications Weigh the advantages of a farm-based society and its continued effects.
Plant & Animal Domestication: Definition & Examples Explore why not all animals can be domesticated and examine the process overall.
Plant & Animal Domestication in Geography Explain the importance attached to domestication by human geographers.
Domestication Across Regions: History, Paths & Patterns Trace patterns of domestication across time and regions.
Major Centers of Plant & Animal Domestication Discover domestication patterns in nomadic societies.
The Agricultural Revolution: Timeline, Causes, Inventions & Effects Analyze a comprehensive overview of the Neolithic Agricultural Revolution.
The Agricultural Revolution: Impacts on the Environment Examine the environmental impact of the Agricultural Revolution.
What Is the Green Revolution? - Definition, Benefits, and Issues Define and discuss the Green Revolution.
The Transformation of Agriculture Into Large-Scale Agribusiness Investigate the transition from small to large-scale farming.

8 Lessons in Chapter 11: Agricultural Revolutions & Domestication
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
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?

Plant & Animal Domestication: Definition & Examples

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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.

The Agricultural Revolution: Timeline, Causes, Inventions & Effects

5. The Agricultural Revolution: Timeline, Causes, Inventions & Effects

The Agricultural Revolution was a period of technological improvement and increased crop productivity that occurred during the 18th and early 19th centuries in Europe. In this lesson, learn the timeline, causes, effects and major inventions that spurred this shift in production.

The Agricultural Revolution: Impacts on the Environment

6. The Agricultural Revolution: Impacts on the Environment

The Agricultural Revolution was a time of agricultural development that saw many inventions and advancements in farming techniques. Learn about the Agricultural Revolution and how this period impacted society and the environment.

What Is the Green Revolution? - Definition, Benefits, and Issues

7. What Is the Green Revolution? - Definition, Benefits, and Issues

Over the years many significant agricultural changes have occurred in order to supply enough food for the growing human population. In this lesson, we will explore the Green Revolution and investigate the benefits and issues associated with this period.

The Transformation of Agriculture Into Large-Scale Agribusiness

8. The Transformation of Agriculture Into Large-Scale Agribusiness

Most of the food produced in America 100 years ago was produced on family farms. The transformation from family farms to agribusiness occurred between the 1930's and 2000. We will trace the process and the reasons why it happened.

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