Green Revolution VBQ
Watch the video below, listen actively, and answer the questions that follow. Probably the best way to do this is to read first question, start watching, pause once you encounter the information you need to respond to the question, then read next question before pressing play again.
Period you have History...
The Green Revolution: Waging A War Against Hunger
[0:00-2:00] What problems were scientists like Norman Borlaug trying to solve?
Access to medical care in poor nations
[0:00-2:00] What is this "Green Revolution" that they introduced as a solution?
[0:00-2:00] What problems were scientists like Norman Borlaug trying to solve, and what is this "Green Revolution" that they introduced as a solution?
[2:00-4:00] Through genetic modification, scientists created dwarf plants. According to Dr Donald Lee, why were these plants superior to the normal versions?
[3:00-6:00] What impact did the Green Revolution have on Mexico, India, and Pakistan during this period?
[6:00-8:00] What negative effects of the Green Revolution does the video acknowledge?
[8:00-10:00] How has genetic modification and hybridization of plants created beneficial results for agriculture, especially in poorer countries?
The Mythology of the Green Revolution
[0:00-3:00] According to Vandana Shiva, what factor plays the most significant role in the increased crop yields after the Green Revolution?
The use of chemical fertilizers
Introduction of new hybrid crops
Increased irrigation and more land under cultivation
The use of the water wheel and the shaduf
[1:00-5:00] What had to be done in order to actually get the water needed to irrigate the crops as part of changes accompanying the Green Revolution?
[5:00-6:00] What demands did the World Bank, who provides LOANS, place on Indian farmers as a condition for providing the loan. Most importantly, WHY did they require these specific conditions?
[6:00-8:00] What additional problems does Vandana Shiva say were caused by the Green Revolution?
Overall, do you think the Green Revolution was a mostly positive or negative development in world history? Explain using examples.
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