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Geography and Farming - Chapter Summary
Use this chapter's informative video lessons to learn about the commercialization of agriculture. Discover the prevalence of subsistence farming in lesser-developed nations. You'll learn about the distinctions between intensive agriculture, gardening and ranching. You can also explore the characteristics of two types of forests, and compare the vegetation found in a desert to that which grows in a grassland or a tundra. This chapter will teach you how to:
- Identify agricultural practices in impoverished countries
- Describe the farming methods of developed countries
- Understand the weather patterns of various regions and their effects on vegetation
The geography and farming video lessons are presented by instructors who deliver the material in an easy-to-follow manner. The lessons include video tags that allow you to switch between topics or re-watch parts that that you want clarification on. Keep in mind that text transcripts correspond to the information in the video lessons. To ensure that you understand the lessons, take the included self-assessment quizzes as well as the chapter examination.
1. Agricultural Regions in Least-Developed Countries
This lesson will seek to explain agriculture in some of the world's least-developed countries. It will highlight subsistence farming, shifting cultivation, intensive agriculture, and nomadic pastoralism.
2. Farming, Ranching & Gardening in Most-Developed Countries
This lesson will seek to explain agriculture in the modernized world. In doing so, it will highlight most-developed countries as well as intensive agriculture, gardening, and ranching.
3. Vegetation Regions: Distinctions, Wildlife & Weather Patterns
Have you ever noticed how different places have different types of plants and weather? In this lesson, you'll learn about the five major vegetation regions in the world and what makes each of them unique.
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