Food Lesson Plans
Questions you will explore
- What is our relationship with food?
- What are the biggest influences on what we are eating?
- How and why have our diets changed over the past one hundred years?
- What is the relationship between food and culture?
- How ethical is the food that we are eating?
- What are some of the impacts of our wasteful food habits across the world?
- How much do we really know about what goes into our food and where it comes from?
- With GMO and lab-manufactured foods already on the shelves, what is the future of food?
Each lesson starts with a short film which serves as the platform for the lesson’s discussions, allowing students to engage firstly with the ideas raised in the film and then develop insight and engagement in the topic. Students will practise skills of critical thinking & questioning, deep listening and empathy building. Lessons explore our complex relationships to food, understanding how the history of food production has brought us to our current status and some of the ripple effects of our current non-sustainable relationship to food. Students will discuss the role of food in different cultures, exploring the impact of individual and governmental choices in healthy and sustainable food production and consumption.