Ch 5: Domestication of Plants and Animals

About This Chapter

Watch geography video lessons to learn about the Neolithic agricultural revolution and the significance of plant and animal domestication. Complete your study of this topic with self-assessment quizzes.

Domestication of Plants and Animals - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Instructors in this chapter outline the changes set in motion by humans' adaptation of plants and animals for their own uses. Take advantage of the videos, transcripts and corresponding self-assessment quizzes included here to discover the evolutionary advantages of the ability to produce and store surplus food supplies and create a division of labor. You can also explore the effects of climate and topography on these processes. By the time you finish this chapter, you should be able to do the following:

  • Provide examples of plant and animal domestication
  • Identify causes of the Neolithic agricultural revolution
  • Describe how domestication differed by geographical region
  • Explain the implications of domestication on human survival and migration

Video Objective
Neolithic Agricultural Revolution: Causes and Implications Compares the benefits of living in an agricultural society to the drawbacks of a nomadic lifestyle.
What is Plant and Animal Domestication? Describes the processes of modifying plants and animals to fit our needs before providing examples of each.
Evolutionary Perspectives on Domestication in Geography Explains why animal and plant domestication have long been considered central to the concerns of human geography.
Domestication Across Regions Traces the history of the domestication of animals and plants across geographical regions.

Chapter Practice Exam
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