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Topic

Cost-Benefit Analysis

Grades

6th, 7th, 8th

Subjects

Social Studies, Economics

Duration

90 minutes

Regional Focus

Global

Format

Google Docs, Google Slides

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How Are Farmers Around the World Responding to Climate Change's Impact on Food Production? (Climate Change, Food Production, and Food Security #4)

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Feb 6, 2023
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In this lesson, students think about their ideal farm and 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.

Positives

  • 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.

Differentiation

  • 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.

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.

This resource addresses the listed standards. To fully meet standards, search for more related resources.

Supporting Standards

  • College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Standards
    • Dimension 2: Economics
      • D2.Eco.2.6-8 Evaluate alternative approaches or solutions to current economic issues in terms of benefits and costs for different groups and society as a whole.
    • Dimension 2: Geography
      • D2.Geo.10.6-8 Analyze the ways in which cultural and environmental characteristics vary among various regions of the world.
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