Food for the Future

This module, allows students to explore where their food comes from. Students learn the history of agriculture, how humans have fed themselves over the last few thousand years and discover that agriculture has changed dramatically in the last 50 years. Students then learn how something very small - a seed - is very important and why they need to store seeds. Finally - the module ends off with learners exploring the concept of food security and look at some of the causes of food insecurity.

What’s included in this module?

Teacher resources3 x lesson plans
1 x presentation
1 x teachers notes
Learner resources3 x worksheets
6 x supporting resources
Projects – experiments1 x activity

Module key questions

  • Where does my food come from?
  • What is industrial agriculture?
  • What is sustainable agriculture?
  • What is agricultural diversity, or agrobiodiversity, and why is it important?
  • How could a seed bank help us protect agricultural diversity?
  • Why are some people in the world hungry on a regular basis?
  • What is food security?
  • What can we do to help alleviate hunger?

Module alignments

Grade | AgesGrade 4 – 6 | 10-12 years
Term 3(Grade 4)
4 (Grade 4)
or
4 (Grade 6)
CAPS subjectLife Orientation (most applicable)
Subject strandHealth and Environmental Responsibility
Sub-topicsDietary habits of Children

This Module includes:

  • Aligned content: This content is aligned with: Curriculum Assessment Policy Statements (CAPS) and the Independent Examinations Board (IEB). A key aspect of these modules is their flexibility and customisation across curricula, such as Cambridge and Steiner/Waldorf Education.
  • A range of teaching strategies, skills and knowledge: The flow of the module has been structured using Project-Based Learning and Design Thinking frameworks. A variety of pedagogical approaches are present between and within each lesson. Learners are challenged theoretically and practically through project and problem-based inquiry of real-world issues.
  • Sustainable Development Goals: Each lesson is aligned to an appropriate United Nation Sustainable Development Goal(s).
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Module Includes

  • 3 Lessons