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This lesson explores the complexities of food waste and its connection to climate change.

 

Step 1 - Inquire: Students think about food waste and how it may be connected to climate.

 

Step 2 - Investigate: Students learn about different sources and areas of food waste, how food waste is rooted in inequity, and how food waste contributes to greenhouse gas emissions.

 

Step 3 - Inspire: Students discuss different solutions and actions being taken to address food waste and reflect on the actions they can take within their own community.

Grade 6-8
Subject Science,Social Studies,Earth and Space Sciences
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This lesson encourages students to think about their food choices and where their food comes from.
 
Step 1 - Inquire: Students think about the factors that go into their food choices and fill out the food choice factor survey.
 
Step 2 - Investigate: Students conduct guided research on where different ingredients are produced.
 
Step 3 - Inspire: Students review the Food Tracker to prepare to track their food choices.
Grade 6-8
Subject Science,Social Studies,Earth and Space Sciences,Geography
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This lesson teaches students about the different ways farms and agriculture are being impacted by climate change.
 
Step 1 - Inquire: Students think about how climate change may impact agriculture.
 
Step 2 - Investigate: Students learn about some general ways agriculture is impacted by climate change and then choose a specific effect of climate change to see how it impacts agriculture.
 
Step 3 - Inspire: Students look at reduced food waste as a solution to climate change and engage in a discussion about their learning.
Grade 6-8
Subject Science,Earth and Space Sciences
Resource Type Lesson Plan

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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.
Grade 6-8
Subject Social Studies,Economics
Resource Type Lesson Plan

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This lesson teaches students about the different steps in food production and how each step contributes to climate change.

 

Step 1 - Inquire: Students think about the steps involved in the production of a single food.

 

Step 2 - Investigate: Students investigate specific foods to see how different stages of the supply chain contribute to a food’s carbon footprint.

 

Step 3 - Inspire: Students review their Food Trackers to identify which of the foods they consumed had the largest carbon footprint.

Grade 6-8
Subject Science,Earth and Space Sciences
Resource Type Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

In this lesson, students learn about food insecurity and analyze potential solutions for their own community.

 

Step 1 - Inquire: Students learn causes and consequences of food insecurity and ask questions they have about it.

 

Step 2 - Investigate: Students investigate food deserts and existing solutions.

 

Step 3 - Inspire: Students think about their community and analyze solutions to food insecurity that could be applied to their neighborhood.

Grade 6-8
Subject Social Studies,Civics
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Lesson Plan

In this lesson, students unpack the complexities of the global food system and climate change.

 

Step 1 - Inquire: Students watch a video to think about the complexities of the global food system and its connection with climate change.

 

Step 2 - Investigate: Students create a concept map to connect different ideas and concepts relating to the global food system and climate change.

 

Step 3 - Inspire: Students use their concept maps to determine which topic has the potential to make the biggest impact on climate change.

Grade 6-8
Subject English Language Arts
Resource Type Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan
In this lesson, students learn how bees' role in food production is affected by human actions and how experts are trying to support bee populations.

Step 1 - Inquire: Students explore how bees make our food through a video and a flower dissection.

Step 2 - Investigate: Students learn how scientists and farmers work to help bee populations through diverse media.

Step 3 - Inspire: Students make a claim about how to support bees and are inspired by a bee expert to create an artifact to share what they have learned.
Grade 3-5
Subject Science
Resource Type Lesson Plan

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Students read and analyze information about where we get our seafood and sustainable seafood practices.

Inquire: Students read and view information to answer, “Where do we get our seafood?”

Investigate: Students read and view information about methods of catching and raising fish for food and its impact on communities and ecosystems.

Inspire: Students read about sustainable practices and consider if the sources of seafood in their community are sustainable.
Grade 6-8
Subject English Language Arts
Resource Type Lesson Plan