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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
|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.|
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Other chapters within the Geography: Middle School course
- Introduction to Geography
- Tools Used in Geography
- Earth's Spheres and Internal Structure
- Plate Tectonics
- Minerals and Rocks
- Weathering and Erosion
- Rock Deformation and Mountain Building
- Ground Water
- Running Bodies of Water
- The Earth-Sun Relationship
- Solar Radiation & Energy
- Global Temperature Patterns & The Atmosphere
- Atmospheric Pressure and Wind
- Atmospheric, Weather & Wind Patterns
- Atmospheric Moisture, Precipitation & Clouds
- Weather Events
- Geomorphology of Arid Regions
- Oceans & Coasts
- Geologic Time
- The Origin and Dispersal of Humans and Culture
- The Impact of Geography on Language & Culture
- The Environment & Human Populations
- The Global Distribution & Characteristics of Soil
- Geography of Land Resources
- Human Movement & Spatial Processes
- Types of Human Settlements
- Ethnicity & Geography
- Modern Economic Systems
- The Economy & Geography
- Political Geography
- Impact of Humans on the Environment
- Renewable Resources
- Nonrenewable Resources
- Environmental Sustainability
- Food and Agriculture
- Solid and Hazardous Waste
- Environmental Risk Analysis
- Ethical and Political Processes of the Environment
- Understanding Geography Using Maps
- The Impact of Religion on Geography
- Early Human Civilizations
- World Conflicts & Geography
- Geography of North America
- Geography of the U.S.
- Geography of Canada
- Geography of the Caribbean & Central & South America
- Geography of Europe
- Geography of Africa & the Middle East
- Geography of South Asia
- Geography of China, Japan & the Koreas
- Geography of Russia & Central Asia
- Geography of Australia & the Pacific Islands