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Author

Ecosia

Grades

6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subjects

Science, Biology, Earth and Space Sciences

Resource Type

  • Videos, 12 minutes, 40 seconds, CC, Subtitles

Regional Focus

Global

Format

YouTube Video

Can Food Save the World?

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Synopsis
  • This Ecosia video about regenerative farming introduces the viewer to the benefits of more traditional farming practices for people and the planet and discusses the downsides of extractive farming practices. 
Teaching Tips

Positives

  • The video integrates justice, sustainability, and fighting climate change. 

Additional Prerequisites

  • There may be an ad before the video. 

Differentiation

  • Social studies and history classes could use this resource when discussing Indigenous cultures, historical farming practices, and developing resilient and self-sustaining communities. 
  • Science classes could use this video for lessons about nutrient cycling, the carbon cycle, microbiology, and photosynthesis.
  • Other resources on this topic include this lesson and this interactive resource.
Scientist Notes
This resource is a 13-minute video that presents issues related to climate justice and the agricultural sector, with a focus on processes and systems centered on regenerative agriculture. Industrial agriculture currently emits roughly a quarter of global greenhouse gases and, while producing vast quantities of food, has proven incapable of adequately distributing the food to a global population. This resource presents an overview of methods for transforming the agricultural sector into a more local-scale and sustainable form. Sources are included in the video description. This resource is recommended for teaching.
Standards
  • Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
    • LS2: Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
      • MS-LS2-5 Evaluate competing design solutions for maintaining biodiversity and ecosystem services.
  • College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Standards
    • Dimension 2: Economics
      • D2.Eco.1.6-8 Explain how economic decisions affect the well-being of individuals, businesses, and society.
    • Dimension 2: Geography
      • D2.Geo.12.6-8 Explain how global changes in population distribution patterns affect changes in land use in particular places.
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