As a teacher of high school or undergraduate Social Sciences or Environmental Sciences you can use this set of computer-based tools when teaching topics such as Climate Change and Food Security and Climate Change and Agriculture.

Introduction to the Toolkit

Your current lesson plan can be augmented with the following resources of this toolkit

  1. Video micro-lectures that introduces the linkages between climate change and food security
  2. A classroom/laboratory exercise for high school students demonstrating the relationship of the food system and climate change.
  3. A laboratory activity for undergraduate students that demonstrates the effect of climate change on cocoa production globally and in West Africa.
  4. A detailed reading on climate change and food security including risks and responses with some location specific examples.

Thus, the use of this toolkit allows you to integrate the teaching of a climate science topic with a core topic in the Social Sciences or Environmental Sciences.

 

About the toolkit
Discipline Social Sciences and Environmental Sciences
Grade Level High School and Undergraduate
Topic(s) in discipline Climate Change and Food Security, Climate and the Food System, Climate Change and Agriculture
Location Global, Africa
Access Online and Offline
Language(s) English
Climate Topic Climate and Food, Climate Change and Food Security, Climate Change and Agriculture
Contents of Toolkit
1.      Video Micro-lecture(s) This micro-lecture titled ‘Climate and Good Security’ by Jennifer Burney as part of an e-learning course ‘Our Energy Future’ Online Course by University of California, San Diego introduces the linkages between climate change and food security and how global hunger and climate change can be addressed simultaneously.

The lecture is in two parts: Part 1 length 11 minutes and Part 2 length 14 minutes

https://www.coursera.org/learn/future-of-energy/lecture/5nlWc/climate-change-and-food-security-part-1
and https://www.coursera.org/learn/future-of-energy/lecture/cdxIG/climate-change-and-food-security-part-2

Lecture by Jennifer Burney as part of an e-learning course ‘Our Energy Future’ Online Course by University of California, San Diego on Coursera

 

2.      Lesson Plan for Classroom/Laboratory Activity (High School) In this lesson plan titled ‘Our Changing Climate (Food System and Climate Change)’ developed by the Foodspan initiative of the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future, students are introduced to the linkages between the food system and climate change. The lesson plan focuses on the contribution of the food system to climate change and means of reducing it as well as the effect of climate change on agriculture. This activity is suitable for high school students.

 

‘Our Changing Climate (Food System and Climate Change)’ developed by the Foodspan initiative of the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future Food

http://www.foodspanlearning.org/_pdf/lesson-plan/unit2/lesson5-climate-lessonplan.pdf

 

3.      Laboratory Activity (Undergraduate) In this laboratory activity titled ‘Climate and Food Security’, undergraduate students learn about the effect of climate change on agriculture; specifically what climatic conditions are needed for the production of cocoa and the regions where such conditions exist. Students further explore the impacts on climate change on cocoa production both globally and in West Africa and understand the link between climate change and local food security.

Developed by Russanne Low (University of Nebraska), Rebecca Boger (Brooklyn College), and Amy E. Potter (Armstrong State University)

InTeGrate at Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College

 

https://serc.carleton.edu/integrate/teaching_materials/food_security/unit3.html

 

4.      Reading A detailed reading on climate change and food security including risks and responses with some location specific examples.

Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Abstract and reading for download available at http://www.fao.org/documents/card/en/c/82129a98-8338-45e5-a2cd-8eda4184550f/

FAO. (2016). Climate change and food security: Risks and responses. Rome, Italy: FAO.

 

Credits/Copyrights
Video micro-lecture(s) titled ‘Climate and Good Security’ by Jennifer Burney as part of an e-learning course ‘Our Energy Future’ Online Course by University of California, San Diego hosted on Coursera

https://www.coursera.org/learn/future-of-energy/lecture/5nlWc/climate-change-and-food-security-part-1
and https://www.coursera.org/learn/future-of-energy/lecture/cdxIG/climate-change-and-food-security-part-2

‘Our Changing Climate (Food System and Climate Change)’ developed by the Foodspan initiative of the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future Food

http://www.foodspanlearning.org/_pdf/lesson-plan/unit2/lesson5-climate-lessonplan.pdf

‘Climate and Food Security’ Developed by Russanne Low (University of Nebraska), Rebecca Boger (Brooklyn College), and Amy E. Potter (Armstrong State University) hosted at InTeGrate at Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College

https://serc.carleton.edu/integrate/teaching_materials/food_security/unit3.html

FAO. (2016). Climate change and food security: Risks and responses. Rome, Italy: FAO.

http://www.fao.org/documents/card/en/c/82129a98-8338-45e5-a2cd-8eda4184550f/

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