There seem to be but three ways for a nation to acquire wealth: the first is by war, as the Romans did, in plundering their conquered neighbors-this is robbery; the second by commerce, which is generally cheating; the third by agriculture, the only honest way, wherein man receives a real increase of the seed thrown-into the ground, in a kind of continual miracle, wrought by the hand of God in his favor, as a reward for his innocent life and his virtuous industry.
–Benjamin Franklin, American Inventor/Statesman(1706-1790)

1: Create a mind map of with the word Agriculturein the middle and the 3 factors below as 2nd order items.  Then list as many factors as you can related to agricultural process

–Physical factors
–Human and economic factors
–Political factors


2: As we watch the folowing videos, create a graphic organizer listing the inputs, processes and outputs of each types of agricultural systems:

–Large scale commercial farming
-Small scale subsistence farming