What is the Environmental Impact of Feeding the World?

One in every seven people suffer from a lack of basic food. Our Hungry Planet introduces this complex issue in the second lesson of an interesting 13-part unit. It discusses the space needed to grow and raise food, the transportation of food, the lack of fresh water, and many other related issues.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Designed
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Instructional Ideas
  • Research and graph the amount of land required per person for food production in a variety of countries
  • Debate if researchers should give priority to some foods due to their nutritional value, cost, or impact on the environment
Classroom Considerations
  • Lesson stands alone or fits into the larger unit
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Pros
  • Video presents teens inspiring other teens to improve the environment
  • Provides subtitles in five languages for equal access
Cons
  • None