There is a document dropped into your APHG Drop Folder to take notes on the various types and methods of farming in the 21st Century. Please record your notes about the advantages and disadvantages to them. There is a long list of suggested videos (some of which you've seen already) you can use. You can also add from notes you may have already taken from chapter readings or notes from class.
Be aware that this document (Pros/Cons notes) will be part of the Unit 5 Binder Check.
Also, there will be a Formative MCQ at the start of next class (Feb. 7 for A blocks; Feb. 8 for B block). Be sure you have reviewed the MCQ HINTS and you have looked at some of the terms in Fouberg that were part of homework earlier this week.
The "Debate" (really, its a discussion--or very informal debate) will take place after the formative MCQ. Formative FRQs will also be returned to you next class.
After today's Formative FRQ we will continue to look at and discuss a variety of agricultural practices in the 21st Century.
Today we will look at feeding a world of 7+ billion people, who are (as a result of moving out of poverty and into middle class) are consuming more beef and fish. We will look at how we are currently meeting these increasing demands and the implications this has on agricultural practices.
Helpful Links for Today's Class:
The Slick & Sick Fight between Agribusiness & Sustainable Farming over the Future of Farming & Our Food:
HW: Read Fouberg CH. 11; pay attention to vocab!
Read through Fouberg CH. 10 on Agriculture and Rural Land Use.
we will focus on the various farming practices and trends in agriculture we see in many places around the world--which are often in direct opposition to one another in their viewpoint on what direction farming and food production should be headed in for feeding the world in the future.
We will also take a look at the various practices, including how Singapore gets its food, and begin looking with a critical lens at our options for food.
Helpful Links for Today's Class:
HW: Prep for Formative FRQ.
See FRQ HINTS PPT
A Look Ahead at Next week--Woodlands Walkabout: next week we will step out into the Woodlands on Jan. 29th/30th to see what products we find in local supermarkets and wet markets serving the Woodlands community --and more importantly where this food comes from and the health and sustainability of this system we rely upon for our food here. We will also look at what is being grown locally within the community.
Today, after today's Kahoot quiz, we will take a look at farming in MEDCs.
Later in class you will read an article, watch a couple some videos on each of the case studies and take notes.
For notes, Consider:
Case Study 1: India: Seeds of Suicide
Case Study 2: USA: Urban Sprawl & Urbanization & Loss of Farmland
HW: Study Unit 5 vocabulary
Finish up the Case Studies & study for Unit 5 Formative Vocabulary Quiz next class.
Helpful Vocab Resources:
Today we will be looking at Key Issues1, 2 & 3 (Rubenstein):
Key Issue 1: Where did agriculture originate?
Key Issue 2: Why do people consume different foods?
Key Issue 3: Where is agriculture distributed?
Helpful Resources for Today's Class:
HW: Finish reading Rubenstein Ch. 9 (key questions 3+4)
Types of Agriculture and Farming Practices (Slideshare review video)
Today you will be given back your MCQ & FRQ results from the Semester 1 Exam.
We will begin to discuss Unit 5 on Agriculture.
Today's class will focus on an overview of the 3 agricultural revolutions, primarily focusing on the first one (Neolithic Revolution) and the origins of agriculture. We will end today's class with a brief look at some of the challenges we face in the current agricultural revolution and the challenges it poses.
Helpful Resources for today's class:
HW: Begin reading Rubenstein CH. 9 Agriculture
Read Chapter 9 in Rubenstein textbook.
Use the study guide provided and fill out the study guide as you read.