Teach the Food System Using Six Videos and Lesson Plans

This teaching resource featuring Canadian farmers, veterinarians, and researchers provides grades 7–12 classes with a fun and helpful overview of the Canadian food cycle in six videos. Students apply their learning and reflect on how their food is produced.

The Feeding Canada series comprises six short videos. The goal of the series is to provide an engaging, balanced, evidence-informed overview of the Canadian food system. 

 

Each video includes a lesson plan exploring a specific topic and how it relates to various stages of the food cycle. The plan 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 videos begin with an introduction to the food cycle and highlight specific issues relevant to key stages of the cycle, including 

  • Production 

  • Processing 

  • Distribution 

  • Access 

  • Consumption 

  • Waste management  

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Grade
Multi level
Curriculum
Cross-curricular
Theme
Food origins
Language
English
Number of Activities
6
How to Access
Downloadable
Theme
Food literacy