Food Policy

Food Policy

Author: Dustin Carr


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.


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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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.