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Jacqueline Howard: History of Domestic Animals (4:26)

Key Ideas

As this video progresses, key ideas will be introduced to invoke discussion.

Key Ideas

Think about the following questions as you watch the video

  1. 01:33 What animal was the first to be domesticated by humans? Approximately when did this take place?
  2. 02:25 How did domesticated dogs transition from their wolf-like origins over 10,000 years ago to the tremendous variety of breeds that exist today?
  3. 03:33 How did the domestication of animals affect the expansion of early civilizations around 10,000 years ago?
  4. 03:46 What immediate advantage did horses, camels, oxen, and donkeys give to the inhabitants of Afro-Eurasia over peoples living in the Americas?
  5. 04:05 What animals were first domesticated in the Americas?