Friday, September 6, 2013

Chapter 1: The Rise of Farming

Mr Green will this be on the test?
"Yeah, about the test...the test will  measure whether you are an informed, engaged, and productive citizen of the world;  and it will take place in schools, and bars, and hospitals, and in dorm rooms, and in places of worship.  You will be tested on first dates, in job interviews, while watching football and while scrolling through your twitter feed.  The test will judge your ability to think about things other than celebrity marriages, whether you'll be easily persuaded by empty policital rhetoric and whether you'll be able to place your life in your community in a broader context.  The test will last your entire life and it will be comprised of the millions of decisions that when taken together make your life yours. And everything....everything, will be on it"

This video has some very entertaining humor and gets right to the point. It's a quick survey of the concept of the rise of farming. Great for middle schoolers or as a refresher course for anyone!


The Agricultural Revolution:

In which John Green investigates the dawn of human civilization. John looks into how people gave up hunting and gathering to become agriculturalists, and how that change has influenced the world we live in today. Also, there are some jokes about cheeseburgers.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012


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