College Board: Agriculture & Rural Land Use Unit Outline

A. Development and diffusion of agriculture
  1. Neolithic Agricultural Revolution
  2. Second Agricultural Revolution

B. Major agricultural production regions
  1. Agricultural systems associated with major bioclimatic zones
  2. Variations within major zones and effects of markets
  3. Linkages and flows among regions of food production and consumption

C. Rural land use and settlement patterns
  1. Models of agricultural land use, including von Thünen’s model
  2. Settlement patterns associated with major agriculture types

D. Modern commercial agriculture
  1. Third Agricultural Revolution
  2. Green Revolution
  3. Biotechnology
  4. Spatial organization and diffusion of industrial agriculture
  5. Future food supplies and environmental impacts of agriculture

Agriculture & Rural Land Use

Agricultural Revolutions Timeline: (click on the + for details and click on the writing to scroll)






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- Textbook:

iiiiiiBlij, H.J. De, Alexander B. Murphy, and Erin H. Fouberg. Human Geography People,
iiiiiiPlaces, and Culture Eighth Edition. N.p.: Jay O'Callaghan, 2007. Print.
- Website:
iiiiii"Unit 5: Rural and Agricultural Geography." AP Human Geography Exam Vocabulary
iiiiiiDefinitions. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Dec. 2011.<>.
-Powerpoint from Blackboard:
iiiiiiBlankenship, Christy. "Chapter 11 Agriculture PowerPoint." Agriculture Powerpoints. Blackboard, n.d. Web. 27 Dec. 2011.

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