Using Search Terms for Further Research: Industrial Organic Food Chain

Class members conduct independent research to continue examining the consequences of the industrial organic food chain from Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma. Pupils learn about source credibility and effective search terms, and then they use what they learned to begin researching a topic related to the food chain.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
Classroom Considerations
  • Sixth of 17 consecutive lessons from the Grade 8 ELA Module 4, Unit 2 series
  • Before teaching the lesson, prepare the What Makes a Source Accurate and Credible anchor chart
Pros
  • Offers tips for supporting English learners
  • Provides thorough teaching notes to help guide the lesson
Cons
  • None
Common Core