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Transcript of Agricultural Density
The population density measured as the number of farmers per unit area of arable land.
Our real world connection is the Irish Potato Famine. This is an excellent case in history because when the potato harvest was rotten (the disease that caused the crop to be rotten was called the potato blight.) the agricultural density decreased dramatically because people were moving away for a better life.
Real World Connections:
1.) What is agricultural density?
2.) In what year did the potato famine begin?
3.) How did the famine affect the agricultural density of Ireland?
1.) The population density measured as the number of farmers per unit of arable land.
3.) The agricultural density decreased dramatically because the Irish farmers were moving away for a better life.
4.) The potato blight.
5.) 1846 & 1850
6.) The U.S.
What it is, What affects it, and examples of each.
The agricultural density for Ireland in 2007 was 1,000 people per 2.3 kilometers squared.
-Between 1846 and 1850 the population decreased by 2 million. (Either migrating or passing away.)
Sophia Higgins & Lauren Tucker
4.) What was the name of the disease that caused the potatoes to rot?
5.) Between _____ and _____ the population of Ireland dropped by 2 million.
6.) Where did people migrate to most when they were looking for a better life?
The area most affected was the west coast