Feeding Canada: Sustainable Farming
In this lesson, you and your grades 7–12 students will explore components of the food cycle. You will look at how sustainable farming practices can affect the environment and produce safe, healthy food in Canada.
The first video of this six-part series introduces students to the food cycle concept, with a focus on production and waste management.
Through class discussion, activities, and reflection questions, students will
Identify and describe the six components of the food cycle
Explain at least three practices or new technologies farmers use to help protect the environment and produce safe, healthy food
Demonstrate understanding of Environmental Farm Plans by describing how they are used to enhance sustainable farming practices.
This resource includes
A detailed Teacher Guide with background information, discussion questions, activities, and extended learning resources
A student viewing guide with pre- and post-video reflection questions and additional learning resources.
The program is available as a digital download, or you can order your free printed materials here.
This lesson is designed to be completed either on its own or as part of the series Six Videos to Learn About the Food System. Click here to explore the other lessons.