Determining Cascading Consequences Using The Omnivore’s Dilemma: Industrial Organic Food Chain

Organic versus conventional farming: which option is best? Pupils use Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma to determine the cascading consequences of the industrial organic food chain. They work in research teams to create an Industrial Organic Food Chain Cascading Consequences chart.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Strategically pair students during discussion and group work to maximize learning
Classroom Considerations
  • Fits as the fifth lesson from the 17-part Grade 8 ELA Module 4, Unit 2 series
  • Requires markers and chart paper
Pros
  • Includes helpful teaching notes 
  • Offers strategies for differentiating instruction 
Cons
  • None
Common Core