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Vocabulary listening. Students will learn about the role of the potato in history.
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Animated history of the potato. Fascinating story of the potato and the amazing agriculture of the Andean peoples.
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15 minutes 48 seconds
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Listening comprehension
The above lesson is a great teaching resource for:Intermediate (B1)
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This resource is intended for:High schoolers
High schoolers
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What amazingthat they have, and how did potatoes and bird poop create the modern world?
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Then one of Europe's richest countries suffered aand eleven famines between 30 and 71 and 1791 England lost 10 of his …
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The Native Americans were eating beans corn potato, cassava chocolate and squash,with much much more.
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And this further up in North, America, traditional farming centred on a smallcalled a milpa, oh, by the way.
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The corn plants leavesthe beans from the Sun,
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Some grew in the.
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theyfind you live in a drought region,
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So the Native Americans weregood farmers and made a bunch of different kinds of potatoes.
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Sometimes they demand too much or too littleor water that couldn't be provided these plants are needy and picky,
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This means that each farmer could produce more foodworker,
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… the conquering armies of Catrin and Friedrich, the great stomped across Europe, forging newrealities.
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… many of which grew in regions once considered in hospitable corn grows, where rice, and we won't rice,semi - tropical zones.
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no one adopted American plants faster than the Chinese sweet potato arrived in Chinathe 1560s,
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but it's Africa more than anywhere else hasfrom American crops.
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Cassava has also soared in popularityto being one of the most drought,
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Native American food plants transformed every nation's cuisinethat we imagine people have been eating for thousands of years …
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bird poop is some magical.
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They went guano crazy soon thousands of ships crisscross in thefilled to the brim with poop in 1841 Britain imported 1880 …
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Last hundred years have seen some incredible innovations of Agriculture farms produced more thanbefore.
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Hope you enjoyed this video and don't forget tothe link in the description to step back history's video,
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