EngageNY Grade 8 ELA Module 4: Sustainability of the US Food Supply Chain
Where does our food come from? Eighth graders research food chains and the consequences for stakeholders affected by those food chains. Using Michael Pollan’s, The Omnivore’s Dilemma, as a core text, the three units in this module teach pupils how to analyze arguments and the evidence used to support arguments. They research the implications of various choices then craft a position paper in which they advocate for the food chain they believe would feed everyone in the United States.