Local Sustainable Food Chain: Determining Cascading Consequences Using The Omnivore’s Dilemma

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 from the chart to draft supporting research questions. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Have students draw pictures and take visual notes to help remember key details as they read 
Classroom Considerations
  • Serves as the eighth of 17 consecutive lessons from the Grade 8 ELA Module 4, Unit 2 series
  • Requires materials from previous lessons, so make sure to review the Materials section
Pros
  • Includes a completed Cascading Consequences chart for teacher reference
  • Offers helpful tips for meeting the needs of diverse learners
Cons
  • None
Common Core