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Late Blight and the Irish Potato Famine DVD
Late Blight and the Irish Potato Famine DVD

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

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Designed for college and advanced high school students, this 25-minute DVD 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 DVD

The DVD is 25 minutes in length and will work in Windows and Mac environments.

Late Blight and the Irish Potato Famine Terms of Use

Standard Limited Use License

Late Blight and the Irish Potato Famine is protected by copyright and its use is limited. It may be shown to, or viewed by, groups within a classroom or educational presentation setting, but may not be made available via local area network (LAN) without permission (permission for LAN also requires an additional LAN license fee). It may not be copied, or otherwise duplicated to share with other individuals in full or in part. It may not be transferred to the Internet in full or in part.

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The DVD and its content may not be run concurrently on more than one computer and it may not be networked unless an upgraded Local Area Network (LAN) License is purchased. If a LAN License is purchased, its use is limited to a specific site access and must be controlled to include only staff and/or students at that location. Within the LAN License the videos may be shown with the same privileges as the Limited Use License and also allows the videos to be viewed by students and staff autonomously as long as they are limited to access from the specified single location. If you are interested in a LAN license for this product, please contact for a price quote. Include the following information: Institution name and site address, approximate number of people on the network, approximate number of staff or students interested in the content, contact name and title.

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Publish Date: 1996
Format: DVD; 25 minutes
ISBN: 978-0-89054-337-5
Publication Weight: 1 lbs

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

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