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Late Blight and the Irish Potato Famine DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
Late Blight and the Irish Potato Famine DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

Examines the interactions of biological and social factors during the Irish Potato Famine.

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Running time: 25 minutes

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Designed for college and advanced high school students, this 25-minute video examines the interactions of biological and social factors during the Irish Potato Famine, which started in 1845 as a result of a potato disease epidemic. Included is a brief instructor's guide that offers an overview of the video material, sample questions to stimulate class discussion, a glossary, illustrations of two key concepts, and a list of literature references.

Teaching Objectives:

  • Demonstrate the importance of food production in daily life and show what can happen when something goes wrong
  • Explain the "disease pyramid," the concept that diseases often result from interactions among a susceptible host, a virulent pathogen, and a favorable environment over a proper amount of time
  • Introduce the structures and life cycle of a plant pathogenic fungus
  • Impart an understanding of social and political factors that affect the production and distribution of food

Late Blight and the Irish Potato Famine DIGITAL DOWNLOAD


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Running time: 25 minutes

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Publish Date: 1996
Format: mp4 video file
Running time: 25 minutes
ISBN: 978-0-89054-661-1

By Darin M. Eastburn and Cleora J. D’Arcy

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