Media Constructions of Sustainability: Food, Water, and Agriculture

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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What Do You Know? Sourcing, Credibility and Bias
Creative Visions of the Future
Defining Sustainability
Sustainability and Media: Introducing Content Analysis
Student Media Research Project on Sustainability
Voices Role-Play
Farming, Community, and Sustainability
Sustainable Economics
Food Security
Sustainable Cultures
The Value of Water
Who Owns the Water?
Consumerism & Sustainability
BP Oil and Gulf Fisheries
Who Stewards Seeds?
Green Revolution
Guiding Our Food Choices
Biofuels
Transitioning to a Sustainable Future