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Agricultural Revolution: Home

To support the 6th grade SS agricultural unit.

How did environmental changes and new technologies affect the development of agriculture?

What were the consequences of agriculture for humans?

Additional Resources

Jared Diamond, “The Lethal Gift of Livestock,” chapter 11, in Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies. New York, NY: W.W. Norton, 1997

Jared Diamond, “The Worst Mistake in the History of the Human Race,” Discover magazine, May 1, 1999. 

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http://discovermagazine.com/1987/may/02-the-worst-mistake-in-the-history-of-the-human-race.

Sanjida O’Connell, “Is Farming the Root of All Evil?” The Telegraph, June 23, 2009. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/5604296/Is-farming-the-root-of-all-evil.html.

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Adapted from Razib Khan, “Grain, Disease, and Innovation,” Discover magazine website, June 18, 2011.

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http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/gnxp/2011/06/germs-disease-and-innovation