Lesson Plan

Grades 9-12

Good News, Bad News

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30 minutes (Part 1); Several class periods (Part 2)

SUBJECTS: Science, Social Studies

TOPICS: Agriculture, Food & Hunger, Global Change, Land Use

Resource Overview

Students decide whether given statements on population growth and food issues are “good news” or “bad news” and design an action plan for a food issue of their choosing.

Students will be able to:
  • Critique statistics related to population and food to determine if they are good news or bad news for food security.
  • Compare consumption patterns in the U.S. versus those of the global population.
  • Identify one cause of a food system problem and design an action plan to address it.
  • Evaluate their action plan for potential obstacles and strategize how to address them.
Two mean conduct experiments in a cultivated wheat field in India

Features of This Resource

  • Lesson covers wide range of food issues including availability and access, GMOs, changing global diets, water use, and beyond
  • Provides authentic learning by examining current events
  • Opportunity for students to find solutions to a global issue

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This lesson plan must be purchased as part of a lesson packet or as part of a full curriculum that is available in our store.

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