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Food Policy

Food Policy

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Author: Dustin Carr
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Standard:

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.1: Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.

Objective:

Students will write an argumentative paragraph that supports or opposes the idea that Americans should embrace the industrial methods of farming.

This is a lesson for a 10 grade English class.

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Tutorial

The Meatrix

This is an animated video that contains certain facts about the practices found in industrial farming.

Source: "The Official Meatrix I." YouTube. YouTube, 8 Nov. 2006. Web. 16 May 2015.

Pro Industrial Farming

Source: Rayner, Jay. "Big Agriculture Is the Only Option to Stop the World Going Hungry." The Guardian, 11 Sept. 2010. Web. 16 May 2015.

Why is factory farming such a big deal?

Con argument to Industrial Farming

Source: "Why Is Factory Farming Such a Big Deal?" YouTube. YouTube, 5 July 2011. Web. 16 May 2015.