The Center for Ecoliteracy has released a new suite of free digital resources that explores the links between food and climate change. The focus of the resources is systems thinking, an approach that illuminates how seemingly disconnected phenomena are often dynamically linked and can be understood best when viewed in a larger context.
Understanding Food and Climate Change: An Interactive Guide uses text, video, photography, and interactive experiences to help visualize and deepen one’s knowledge of how food and climate interact and how personal choices can make a difference.
Ideal for grades 6-12 and connected to Next Generation Science Standards and the National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies themes, the guide offers activities for student research andextensive resources for further investigation.
“Teaching children how climate change impacts the food we grow and eat has never been more important. The Center for Ecoliteracy has done a wonderful job of synthesizing many critical issues into this highly useable teaching tool, and they have made it available for free! I hope Understanding Food and Climate Change will be used in classrooms across the country. A sustainable future for the planet depends upon the edible and environmental education of every child.” Alice Waters, Founder, The Edible Schoolyard Project
You can receive the entire suite for free by visiting their website.