Adding to Cascading Consequences and Stakeholders: Industrial Food Chain

Young researchers create a class Cascading Consequences chart to see the big picture of how the industrial food chain effects people, animals, and the environment. They also work in teams to complete a Stakeholders chart for the industrial food chain model that Michael Pollan discusses in his book, The Omnivore's Dilemma.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Further explore the concept of stakeholders by asking small groups to develop a list of stakeholders in educational, community, and government organizations
  • Have individuals write an imaginary letter from a chosen stakeholder's perspective, arguing for or against the industrial food chain 
Classroom Considerations
  • Serves as lesson four of the consecutive 17-part Grade 8 ELA Module 4, Unit 2 series
  • Includes thorough teaching notes to help prepare for the lesson
  • Provides tips for meeting the needs of all learning styles
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Common Core