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U.S. and Europe Online Lesson Plan

Class groups investigate the economic and political implications of a country's policies on genetically modified foods, craft a position paper detailing that policy, and share their findings with the class. Armed with this information, individuals then create a commercial to convince Europeans to eat genetically engineered foods or convince American consumers not to buy GM foods.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • A link to events, papers, and fact sheets on the topic are included
  • Be sure to check out the extension activities
Classroom Considerations

  • A fair treatment of this hot-button issue
Pros

  • A very thoughtful exploration of a very complex issue
  • Links to information from the Food and Drug Administration, which supports genetic engineering, and from Greenpeace, which opposes GM foods, are provided
Cons

  • None
Common Core

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