Ch 85: NMTA Social Science: Food & Agriculture

About This Chapter

In this chapter you'll get to reaffirm your subject matter expertise dealing with food and agriculture issues that will be part of the NMTA Social Science exam's content. Confirm your knowledge of several important topics in video and text.

NMTA Social Science: Food & Agriculture - Chapter Summary

The lessons in the Food & Agriculture chapter cover various material ranging from the causes of malnutrition and the most malnourished regions to issues dealing with land degradation and habitat fragmentation. Also appearing in this NMTA Social Science prep chapter are the following topics:

  • Agriculture in first world countries
  • Loss of agricultural land and decreased crop and livestock varieties
  • Benefits and issues of the Green Revolution
  • Food insecurity impact and prevention efforts
  • Sustainable agriculture overview
  • Development of agricultural societies over time
  • Ecosystem evaluation criteria and the most endangered U.S. ecosystems

The short, fun video lessons and illuminating transcripts allow you to quickly check your depth of knowledge concerning an exam content domain. The video tags let you easily single out specific segments and the transcripts have a clear presentation with subheadings and bold key terms to note.

Objectives of the NMTA Social Science: Food & Agriculture Chapter

The NMTA Social Science exam measures your content knowledge to establish congruence with New Mexico teacher licensure requirements. This computer-based exam looks at five different content domains across the total 150 multiple-choice questions. The lessons in this chapter focus on the content domain dealing with geography and culture. The self-assessment quizzes throughout the Food & Agriculture chapter include multiple-choice questions similar to those on the test.

9 Lessons in Chapter 85: NMTA Social Science: Food & Agriculture
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Agricultural Societies: Definition, History & Distinguishing Features

1. Agricultural Societies: Definition, History & Distinguishing Features

This lesson will seek to define intensive agriculture. In doing so, it will highlight the concepts of subsistence versus commercialization. It will also define cash crops and agribusinesses.

Malnutrition: Causes of Over-nutrition and Under-nutrition & Most Affected Regions

2. Malnutrition: Causes of Over-nutrition and Under-nutrition & Most Affected Regions

Have you ever thought about your diet and whether or not you are getting the appropriate nutrients you need to remain healthy? In this lesson, we will describe the concept of malnutrition and explore the ways that people's diets can be unbalanced. We will also discuss regions of the world where malnutrition is prevalent and why.

What Is Food Insecurity? - Definition, Impact & Prevention Efforts

3. What Is Food Insecurity? - Definition, Impact & Prevention Efforts

Although every human on Earth has to eat to survive, the amount of food consumed varies a great deal by region. In this lesson, we will explore the concept of food insecurity and the issues that are causing it. We will also discuss prevention methods in place to try to combat food insecurity.

Farming, Ranching & Gardening in Most-Developed Countries

4. 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.

Problems in Agriculture: Loss of Land and Decreased Varieties

5. Problems in Agriculture: Loss of Land and Decreased Varieties

Although we all currently rely on industrial agriculture to produce the majority of the food we eat, this type of agriculture is facing problems that may threaten its future. In this lesson, we will explore these problems and how they influence the future of food production.

Land Degradation and Habitat Fragmentation: The Environmental Impacts of Industrialized Agriculture

6. Land Degradation and Habitat Fragmentation: The Environmental Impacts of Industrialized Agriculture

Although we all need food to survive, the methods we use to produce that food can be problematic. In this lesson, we will explore how industrialized agriculture negatively impacts the environment and, as a result, makes the land less productive in producing crops and livestock.

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.

Land Conservation: Criteria For Evaluation of Land and Most Endangered Lands in the US

8. Land Conservation: Criteria For Evaluation of Land and Most Endangered Lands in the US

Land is a very valuable thing and is used for many different purposes. We will explore why land should be conserved and the criteria for evaluating land. We will also identify some of the most endangered ecosystems in the United States.

What Is Sustainable Agriculture? - Definition, Benefits and Issues

9. What Is Sustainable Agriculture? - Definition, Benefits and Issues

The word 'sustainable' has become very popular these days and is used to describe many different things. In this lesson we will explore how sustainability is associated with agriculture and the benefits and issues of this type of farming.

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