Further Research: Industrial Food Chain

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 begin recording important information about the food chain in their researcher notebooks. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Have small groups discuss the consequences of each of Michael Pollan's food chains
Classroom Considerations
  • This is the third of 17 lessons from the Grade 8 ELA Module 4, Unit 2 series, where order matters
  • Prepare for the homework assignment by having students print, save, or access their research articles from home
  • Individuals should create the Paraphrasing anchor chart in advance
Pros
  • Includes various strategies for meeting all learners' needs
  • Provides comprehensive teaching tips 
Cons
  • None
Common Core