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Ch 25: The Domestication of Plants & Animals

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These videos teach middle-schoolers about the process, history and effects of plant and animal domestication. Each lesson includes a quiz that lets you gauge your student's mastery of the concepts.

The Domestication of Plants & Animals - Chapter Summary

These quick, fun video lessons are designed to help your middle-schoolers understand the important concepts surrounding the domestication of plants and animals. Lessons explain the history of domestication and how it has affected human life and migration. Students learn about the Neolithic Agricultural Revolution and factors that contribute to the success or failure of crop-raising. Use the multiple-choice assessment after each chapter to test your student's understanding of the material.

Chapter Lessons and Objectives

Video Objectives
Neolithic Agricultural Revolution: Causes and Implications Lesson explores the history of the Neolithic Agricultural Revolution.
Plant & Animal Domestication: Definition & Examples Students learn about domestication processes and get examples of domesticated plants and animals.
Plant & Animal Domestication in Geography Lesson explains how domestication shapes human migration and geography.
Domestication Across Regions: History, Paths & Patterns Students explore the history of domestication across global regions.
How Local & Regional Factors Impact Vegetation Lesson topics include slope, aspect, vertical zonation, riparian environments and their effects on vegetation.
Ecological Succession: From Pioneer to Climax Communities Students get an overview of the concept of ecological succession.

6 Lessons in Chapter 25: The Domestication of Plants & Animals
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.

How Local & Regional Factors Impact Vegetation

5. How Local & Regional Factors Impact Vegetation

After watching this video, you should be able to explain some of the local and regional factors that affect the amount and types of vegetation at a particular place. A short quiz will follow.

Ecological Succession: From Pioneer to Climax Communities

6. Ecological Succession: From Pioneer to Climax Communities

Just as people grow and change so, too, do ecosystems. Watch this lesson to learn about ecological succession from the beginning stages of development to a community's ultimate destination, or climax.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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