The Big Picture: Where does our food come from?
LEARNING OUTCOMES What: research what food miles are and their effects How: watch a video clip and answer questions to investigate the issues surrounding food production Why: to understand the consequences of increasing global food demand
CONNECT: What do you think food miles are? What could the effects be?
ACTIVATE: Do you like fish fingers? Where do they come from? Watch this clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjfYu0H49rM
What do you think the video is trying to show? Why?
DEMONSTRATE: Use pages 226-227 in the textbook to help you answer these questions in detail, in full sentences… 1.What is meant by food miles? 2.Why is the global demand for food increasing? 3.Explain the environmental effects of high food miles. 4.Using figure 4, explain two arguments to defend high food miles. 5.Why are food miles lower in developing than in developed countries? 6.Why is soil the world’s most valuable natural resource? 7.What is a carbon footprint? How is it affected by food miles? Extension: create a poster showing the risks to environment and the consequences of ‘food miles’.
REVIEW: What do you think food miles are? What could the effects be?
HOMEWORK: FIND OUT WHERE YOUR FOOD COMES FROM. CHOOSE AT LEAST 5 ITEMS FROM YOUR KITCHEN AND USE A BLANK MAP TO LABEL WHERE THEY CAME FROM.