The First Farmers

Students show how constant irrigation, with repeated evaporation of water that left salts in the soil, eventually ruined much farming land in southern Mesopotamia. They discuss the idea that with the development of irrigation people changed from being controlled by their environment to becoming capable of changing that environment.

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6th - 9th
Life Science
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning