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In Unit 3, students research food security in their city. They consider how local agriculture can improve food security for a city's residents. They learn about food security issues and how they might impact people differently. They think about solutions and innovations that can help all people be food-secure as cities grow and change. For the digital project, students share their research in a news report where they discuss the current state of food security in their city and make suggestions for its future.

TIMEFRAME: January, 10 to February , 18


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Class Code: HCVCMP


  • Discussion Questions:

How does this connect to what you know about what, why, and how people eat?
What does this make you wonder?
What do you want to learn more about?

How to Grow Plants in the Desert:  how innovative agricultural techniques can improve food security with this 90-second video from CNN10. 


  • Discussion Questions:

What is the most important information from this resource?
How does this connect to what we’ve learned in class about local agriculture or food security
What do you understand better about local agriculture or food security from this resource?

Why is soil one of the most amazing things on Earth?: what makes soil so complex -- and important! -- with this 5-minute animated video from The Kids Should See This and BBC Ideas. 

Equality, Equity, and Social Justice: distinguish equality, equity, and social justice with this 2-minute animated video from the Southern Illinois Professional Development Center. 


  • Discussion Questions:

What ideas have we learned about that connect to this?
What new ideas does this make you think about?​

The Maya Milpa Cycle, a Sustainable Forest Gardening:  an example of sustainable farming with this 8-minute video from The Kids Should See This and Odyssey Earth. The video explains the milpa method used by Mayan farmers in Belize and highlights the importance of using nature-based agricultural methods.  

Reducing Food Waste with Bikes-Boulder Food Rescue: Watch this 8-minute video by Boulder Food Rescue to learn how communities can address food waste. 


  • Discussion Questions:

How did what we learned in Global Scholars help you with this activity?
What do you understand better now about food security?​
School Cafeteria Food Scrap Composting: How does it work?: Show this 3-min video from the Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency to help students consider why and how kids their age might start a school compost. 

How Much Food is Wasted Each Year?:.Have a look at the FOOD WASTE WARRIORS presentation in Ficheros Adicionales and learn about  food waste's impact on the environment and ways to reduce food waste on a small and large scale.

Ficheros adicionales