Omnivore Teacher Resources

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EngageNY Grade 8 ELA: Module 4, Unit 1: Analyzing Author’s Purpose and Evaluating Claims in The Omnivore’s Dilemma

For Teachers 8th Standards
Module 4 is all about food, where it comes from, and what happens to it before it gets to the consumer. The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan is the anchor text of a collection made up of 15 lessons. In Unit 1, scholars evaluate an...
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EngageNY Grade 8 ELA: Module 4, Unit 2: Researching Consequences and Stakeholders of Michael Pollan’s Four Food Chains

For Teachers 8th Standards
Which of Michael Pollan’s four food chains described in The Omnivore’s Dilemma would best feed the United States?  To answer this question, eight grade teams research other articles and resources and build a cascading consequences chart...
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Breaking Down Ecosystems

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Ecosystems are crucial in allowing for the flow of energy. In this collection, learners look at how energy flows from one organism to another through food chains and food webs. With videos, interactives, and worksheets, the material in...
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Interactions of Living Things

For Students 6th - 8th
Is it a producer, carnivore, omnivore, scavenger, or decomposer? Different relationships among organisms are explored here. It is a simple, multiple choice assignment. Use it as a quick warm-up or quiz.
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Determining Cascading Consequences Using The Omnivore’s Dilemma: Industrial Food Chain

For Teachers 8th Standards
Which of Michael Pollan's four food chains from his book The Omnivore's Dilemma would best feed everyone in the United States? Using a thought-provoking resource, scholars learn how to create a Cascading Consequences chart to answer the...
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Determining Cascading Consequences Using The Omnivore’s Dilemma: Industrial Organic Food Chain

For Teachers 8th Standards
Organic versus conventional farming: which option is best? Pupils use Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma to determine the cascading consequences of the industrial organic food chain. They work in research teams to create an...
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The Omnivore’s Dilemma, Young Readers Edition

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
As the saying goes, you are what you eat. A useful set of lesson plans encourage young readers to take a second look at their eating habits. Pre- and post-reading questions bring in reflective writing and discussion while extension...
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Weaving a Tangled Web

For Students 6th - 12th
Here is a practical activity for reinforcing understanding of energy flow in ecosystems. Learners identify whether each organism in a list is a producer or decomposer. They tell if each is an herbivore, carnivore, omnivore, or...
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Building Background Knowledge: What IS the Omnivore’s Dilemma Anyway?

For Teachers 8th Standards
What's the best thing on the menu? Scholars come into the room, complete a gallery walk of menus to choose a food to pretend to order, and then discuss how they made the decision. Next they read The Omnivore’s Dilemma and relate their...
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The Dinosaur Diner

For Teachers K - 4th
Students explore the food chain. In this dinoaur lesson, students identify charactersitics of an omnivore, carnivore, and herbivore. Students sort dinosaur picture/word cards into groups by their eating characteristics. Students also...
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Local Sustainable Food Chain: Determining Cascading Consequences Using The Omnivore’s Dilemma

For Teachers 8th Standards
What are the consequences of the local sustainable food chain? Research teams explore the question as they review Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma. The teams complete Cascading Consequences charts, and then choose research topics...
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Determining Cascading Consequences Using The Omnivore’s Dilemma: Hunter-Gatherer Food Chain

For Teachers 8th Standards
Focusing the consequences of the hunter-gatherer food chain that Michael Pollan discusses in The Omnivore's Dilemma, teams work together to create hunter-gatherer food chain consequences charts. Next, scholars view other groups' charts...
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Aquatic Food Webs

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers discuss producers, herbivores, omnivores, carnivores, and decomposers and analyze the difference between food chains and food webs. They participate in a food web yarn game, examining what can effect the breakdown of the...
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What do Animals Eat?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Cats and dogs throw up after eating grass because their digestive system isn't built to process these fibrous proteins. The activity allows pupils to explore animal feeding habits. Scholars discuss and define carnivores, omnivores, and...
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Habitats and Food Chains

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Uncover the world of animal habitats, food chains, and the ecosystems with this well-put-together presentation. Each slide contains information and images that represent various aspects related to the ecosystem. Habitat, animal...
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Arctic Food Chain

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Explore the food chains that support Arctic ecosystems. A class discussion on interdependence and the different roles plants and animals play in ecosystems provides students with the knowledge to complete a worksheet asking them to...
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Animal Skulls

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Pictures of different animal skulls make this slide show fascinating. The intent is to display the differences in structure among herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores. If you do not have animal skull replicas, this presentation would be...
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Feed Me: Classifying Organisms

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
How do different types of living things get the energy they need? This is the focus of a video that describes how carnivores, herbivores, and omnivores get the energy they need to live.
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Food Chains

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
One of the topics elementary school kids love to study is the concept of a food chain. This presentation provides a basic overview of the food chain. It also has definitions for herbivore, carnivore, and omnivore. However, there is only...
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Food Web Design

For Students 7th - 8th
In this food web design activity, students sketch and create an illustration of a food web of a chosen habitat area. Students label the types of feeders and use correctly oriented arrows to show the feeding relationships to show the flow...
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Further Research: Industrial Food Chain

For Teachers 8th Standards
Scholars extend their research of the food chain that Michael Pollan discusses in The Omnivore's Dilemma. They determine additional consequences of the food chain and add them to their Cascading Consequences charts. Additionally, pupils...
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Aquatic Foodweb

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students explore what a food web is. In this science lesson, students examine how nutrients and other pollutants enter a lake and play a food web game whereby students pretend they are either zooplankton, planktivore, piscivore, or...
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What Animals Need to Live

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders read "Habitat: What Animals Need to Live" then create a Venn diagram for herbivore, omnivore, and carnivore. In this animal survival instructional activity, 4th graders determine where different animals need to live...
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Preparing for Further Research: Industrial Food Chain

For Teachers 8th Standards
Using an informative resource, pupils discover how to write research questions that are focused, answerable, and relevant. Scholars evaluate resources about the industrial food chain from Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma, and then...