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UN FAO

Grades

6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subjects

Science, Biology, Earth and Space Sciences

Resource Types

  • Scientific Report or Paper
  • Data

Regional Focus

Global

Global Livestock Environmental Assessment Model

Synopsis
  • This United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization report provides detailed global and national data, maps, and charts about the greenhouse gas emissions from livestock production. 
  • Emissions by animal species, source, and food product are also provided. 
Teaching Tips

Positives

  • This is a comprehensive document that students can use as a reference, with informative and useful infographics.

Additional Prerequisites

  • Students should know how to read graphs and pie charts.

Differentiation

Scientist Notes
This resource describes the Global Livestock Environmental Assessment Model (GLEAM), which is used to study the emissions from animal agriculture across the globe. This resource is rather technical but provides good descriptions of the terminology used and sufficient resources (via various tabs) to understand what is presented. This resource is best suited for older students and can serve as a good example of the types of information used in complex models. This resource is recommended for teaching.
Standards
  • English Language Arts
    • Reading: Science & Technical Subjects (6-12)
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.10 By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend science/technical texts in the grades 6-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.11-12.10 By the end of grade 12, read and comprehend science/technical texts in the grades 11-CCR text complexity band independently and proficiently.
  • Science
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • MS-ESS3-5. Ask questions to clarify evidence of the factors that have caused the rise in global temperatures over the past century.
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