This 4-module online course explores the concepts of international food production, global hunger, farm work, and how communities produce, consume, and waste food.
Students will evaluate their community's food situation, learn about food rituals, and discover ways to reduce food waste.
There is a sermon by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. included in the lesson that makes connections to many places around the world.
The videos use sign language and descriptive narration to make them more accessible.
You can click on "Explore Module 1" to preview the course.
Teachers must register to gain access to the rest of the modules.
This resource could augment a classroom discussion on the international community's effectiveness at dealing with world hunger and food waste, which is a major source of greenhouse gases.
This resource could supplement a lesson where students analyze the poorest countries in the world, why the governments of these poor countries continue to maintain economically ineffective systems, and how this poverty impacts the citizens of these countries.
This resource could enhance a lesson on the pros and cons of international free trade.
This resource could support a lesson on the nature of farm work in America, labor rights for farm workers, and current and proposed legislation to protect farm workers in America.
The resource includes modules on the origins of food, food customs, strategies for reducing food waste, methods for preventing extreme hunger, and methods for enhancing global nutrition and food security while taking the UN's Sustainable Development Goals into account. The modules were carefully fact-checked and are suggested for instruction.
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
MS-ESS3-4 Construct an argument supported by evidence for how increases in human population and per-capita consumption of natural resources impact Earth's systems.
Common Core English Language Arts Standards (CCSS.ELA)
Reading: Informational Text (K-12)
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.8.2 Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to supporting ideas; provide an objective summary of the text.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.11-12.2 Determine two or more central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to provide a complex analysis; provide an objective summary of the text.
College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Standards
Dimension 2: Civics
D2.Civ.5.9-12 Evaluate citizens' and institutions' effectiveness in addressing social and political problems at the local, state, tribal, national, and/or international level.
Dimension 2: Economics
D2.Eco.1.9-12 Analyze how incentives influence choices that may result in policies with a range of costs and benefits for different groups.
World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages (ACTFL)
Connections: Connect with other disciplines and acquire information and diverse perspectives in order to use the language to function in academic and career-related situations.
3.2 Acquiring Information and Diverse Perspectives: Learners access and evaluate information and diverse perspectives that are available through the language and its cultures.