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Farm-to-Table Lesson Plan

Instructor: Dana Dance-Schissel

Dana teaches social sciences at the college level and English and psychology at the high school level. She has master's degrees in applied, clinical and community psychology.

What is the farm-to-table movement and why is it becoming popular again? This lesson plan uses a fact-filled text lesson to highlight important facts about the movement and its history. An activity gives students a chance to dabble in the farm-to-table movement.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • explain what the phrase 'farm-to-table' means
  • summarize the history of the farm-to-table movement
  • list the pros and cons of the farm-to-table movement

Length

45 to 90 minutes

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.1

Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.2

Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.3

Identify key steps in a text's description of a process related to history/social studies (e.g., how a bill becomes law, how interest rates are raised or lowered).

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.

Materials

  • Paper copies of the text lesson The Farm-to-Table Movement: Definition & History
  • A worksheet created using the quiz from the associated text lesson
  • Photocopied print-outs containing information on local farms and what they grow/raise
  • Card stock in assorted colors
  • Fine-tipped markers

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