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Cost-Benefit Analysis


6th, 7th, 8th


Social Studies, Economics


90 minutes

Regional Focus



Google Docs, Google Slides


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Food Lesson: Farmers and Climate Change

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May 23, 2024
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In this lesson, students look at case studies from around the world to investigate farmers' responses to the impact of climate change on food production.
Step 1 - Inquire: Students watch a video about how to create the perfect farm and visualize what their ideal farms would be like.
Step 2 - Investigate: Students explore resources on sustainable and futuristic food production methods that farmers are implementing in response to climate change.
Step 3 - Inspire: Students create a design of a sustainable farm and brainstorm ways to partner with local farms.
Accompanying Teaching Materials
Teaching Tips


  • Students get to be creative with their designs of a sustainable farm.

  • Students learn about sustainable farming and solutions-based thinking for a growing population with limited resources in a changing climate.

Additional Prerequisites

  • This is lesson 4 of 6 in our 6th-8th grade Climate Change, Food Production, and Food Security unit.

  • Students should understand that different regions will respond to climate change differently based on how they experience the impacts of climate change.


  • Teachers can assign the Teacher Slideshow and Student Document on Google Classroom and students can submit their work independently.

  • Teachers can group students for the guided research questions and assign them level-appropriate resources.

  • Teachers can eliminate case study options if the options are overwhelming.

  • Teachers can review the Teacher Slideshow as a class and answer the questions as a whole group assignment.

Scientist Notes

With different case studies, this lesson introduces students to the concept of climate-smart agriculture. In this light, they will be able to model innovative techniques to achieve a sustainable food system in their local communities and beyond. All materials have been rigorously fact-checked, and this lesson is recommended for teaching.


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Note On Standards:

This lesson is aligned to SubjectToClimate standards. Review the aligned standards directly in the lesson plan document and teacher slideshow.

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