Teaching Module: Climate Change and the Future of Food

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A teaching module titled ‘Module 9: Food and Climate Change’ from the ‘Future of Foods’ course hosted by the InTeGrate program of the Science Education Resource Centre (SERC), Carleton College. This teaching module discusses the impacts of human-induced climate change on food production and includes instructor resources and student materials. The module includes

  1. Goals and Learning Objectives
  2. Assignments
  3. Module 9.1: Understanding Global Climate Change and Food Systems
  4. Module 9.2: Food Production in a Changing Climate
  5. Module 9 Summative Assessment
  6. Summary and Final Tasks

This resource can be used as an introduction to the topic by teachers interested in teaching about food security or agriculture. 

Students will learn about the impacts of human-induced climate change on food production. Through a reading on global food systems, they will also learn about how agriculture contributes to global warming. They will also learn about global warming and food insecurity. 

Use this tool to help your students find answers to: 

  1. How does human-induced climate change affect agriculture?
  2. How does climate change cause food insecurity?

About the Tool 

Tool NameModule 9: Food and Climate Change
DisciplineEnvironmental Sciences
Topic(s) in DisciplineClimate Change Overview, Agriculture, Food Insecurity
Climate Topic Climate and Agriculture, Climate and Food Security 
Type of tool Teaching Module
Grade LevelHigh School, Undergraduate
Developed byInterdisciplinary Teaching about Earth for a Sustainable Future (InTeGrate), Science Education Resource Center, Carleton College
Hosted atInTeGrate SERC website
Computer SkillsBasic
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