Some food for thought. I cannot vouch for the quality or accuracy of the information but I think it is an interesting discussion starter. Some interesting comments in the comments section as well (jetpacks?). http://io9.com/how-farming-almost-destroyed-human-civilization-1659734601
In regards to our discussion today about depriving children of language, here is some more info on the experiment I had heard about. Please note that this information was taken from Wikipedia. The “he” referred to in the paragraph is Frederick II, a Holy Roman Emperor in the Middle Ages, whose experiments were recorded by a monk (Salimbene) of the same time: In the language deprivation experiment young infants were raised without human interaction in an attempt…
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Here is the video we watched together at the start of class.
What are the fewest words you can use to get the following information: My three year old cow has blisters on its tongue. What’s wrong with it? Can I make a living tossing pizza for money? I heard there is an abandoned city in the San Francisco Bay. What is it called? Google asks you a question – see how quickly you can find the answer online. http://agoogleaday.com/