Media Constructions of Sustainability
High School through College
This kit explores how sustainability has been presented in the media with a particular focus on issues related to food, water and agriculture. Each of the 19 lessons integrates media literacy and critical thinking into lessons about different aspect of sustainability. Constant themes throughout the kit include social justice, climate change, energy, economics and unintended consequences.
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Lesson 2: Creative Visions of the Future
Lesson 3: Defining Sustainability
Lesson 6: Voices Role-Play
Lesson 7: Farming, Community and Sustainability
Lesson 8: Sustainable Economics
Lesson 9: Food Security
Lesson 10: Sustainable Cultures
Lesson 11: The Value of Water
Lesson 12: Who Owns the Water?
Lesson 13: Consumerism & Sustainability
Lesson 14: BP Oil and Gulf Fisheries
Lesson 15: Who Stewards Seeds?
Lesson 16: Green Revolution
Lesson 17: Guiding Our Food Choices
Lesson 18: Biofuels
Lesson 19: Transitioning to a Sustainable Future
NOTE: See continued lessons 20 through 26 in Media Constructions of Sustainability: Finger Lakes
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