Lesson Packet

Grades 9-12

Food and Hunger unit

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SUBJECTS: Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies

TOPICS: Agriculture, Food & Hunger, Land Use

Resource Overview

Thematic unit for the high school classroom on food issues and agriculture.

Includes teaching materials covering food security, agricultural footprint, diet, food waste, climate change impacts on farmland, and regional variations in food availability and access.


Features of This Resource

  • Unit includes 3 lesson plans, 2 case study readings, and 1 background reading.
  • Lesson guides students to create an evidence-based action plan on food-related issues.
  • Scientific and social perspectives of agriculture.

Unit Lesson Plans & Readings

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Lesson Plans

Earth: The Apple of Our Eye (mid/high)

- A visual demonstration of the limited farmland available on Earth, followed by discussion of how to feed a growing population.... Read more »

Good News, Bad News

- Students decide whether given statements on population growth and food issues are “good news” or “bad news” and design an... Read more »

Dinner for the World

- Students participate in a luncheon simulation where they represent the citizen of a low-, middle-, or high-income country and must... Read more »

Readings

Buzzing About Bees: The Mystery of Pollinator Decline

- Food and Hunger case study reading: How are pollinators critical to our food supply, and why are their populations threatened?

Feeding 10 Billion

- Food and hunger background reading: Feeding an expanding global population and battling malnutrition among the world’s poor are challenges, especially... Read more »

Farming in the City: A Crop of Urban Gardening Projects

- Food and Hunger Case Study Reading: A profile of some innovative urban gardening projects – like farming at baseball parks.

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