In this lesson: Environmentally Sustainable Agriculture Practices
Release date: October 4, 2021
Students will learn about the environmentally sustainable agriculture practices that farmers implement, food systems and the ways in which farmers work through these systems to deliver food from farms to schools while also caring for the environment, and with a specific focus on the important work that farmers do, students will learn about the careers available throughout food systems in the U.S., including scientific, technological, and agricultural fields.
Lessons will culminate with the “Environmentally Sustainable Agriculture Practices Promotion” activity — students select an environmentally sustainable agriculture practice, choosing from the various practices that they have learned about in the lesson content, and build a promotion plan that includes their rationale for their selection and identifies which audience they plan to work to target their awareness-building promotional efforts on (i.e., create a poster and present it to their classmates).
Human Impacts on Earth Systems § The sustainability of human societies and the biodiversity that supports them requires responsible management of natural resources. (HS-ESS3-3)
Use argument supported by evidence for how the body is a system of interacting subsystems composed of groups of cells.
Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how environmental and genetic factors influence the growth of organisms.
Gather and synthesize information about technologies that have changed the way humans influence the inheritance of desired traits in organisms.
Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning Framework
The abilities to understand one’s own emotions, thoughts, and values and how they influence behavior across contexts. This includes capacities to recognize one’s strengths and limitations with a well-grounded sense of confidence and purpose. Such as:
Identifying one’s emotions
Having a growth mindset
Developing interests and a sense of purpose
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Health Education Standards
1.8.1 Analyze the relationship between healthy behaviors and personal health.
1.8.2 Describe the interrelationships of emotional, intellectual, physical, and social health in adolescence.
1.8.3 Analyze how the environment affects personal health.
1.8.8 Examine the likelihood of injury or illness if engaging in unhealthy behaviors.
8.8.1 State a health-enhancing position on a topic and support it with accurate information.
8.8.2 Demonstrate how to influence and support others to make positive health choices.
8.8.4 Identify ways in which health messages and communication techniques can be altered for different audiences.