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Topic

Research

Grades

6th, 7th, 8th

Subject

English Language Arts

Duration

80 minutes

Regional Focus

Global

Format

Google Docs, Google Slides

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How Does Climate Change Affect Food Insecurity? (Climate Change, Food Production, and Food Security #6)

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Last Updated:
Feb 6, 2023
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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.

Positives

  • Students think critically about the ways climate change and the global food system are intertwined.

  • Students collaborate and build on ideas they explored in previous lessons.

  • Students explore the relationships and connections in a highly complex system in a scaffolded and supported way.

Additional Prerequisites

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

  • Students will get the most out of this activity if they have completed most of the previous lessons in the Climate Change, Food Production, and Food Security unit.

  • Students may need to gather materials, such as paper and markers, for students to create their concept maps.

Differentiation

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

  • Students can create the concept map as a whole class or they can work in small targeted groups.

  • Students can create their concept maps independently.

This lesson allows students to explore the impact of climate change on the global food system and why it is important to change food choices that would adversely impact on the climate. They would learn how to use concept maps to ideate high-impact solutions that would address climate change and food insecurity in their community. All materials used in creating the lesson were fact-checked, and this lesson has passed our science credibility process.

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

Supporting Standard

  • Common Core English Language Arts Standards (CCSS.ELA)
    • Writing (K-12)
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.7 Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and refocusing the inquiry when appropriate.
Climate Change, Food Production, and Food Security Unit Lesson Plans

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