Learning Activity: Research Paper
The history of the food and agriculture industry and how it impacts our lives and our health.
Students will do an extensive research project on the history of the farming industry and its impact on our culture, our lives and our health. Their report should answer the following questions or areas:
*This assignment is very time consuming. If you do not have the time to complete the assignment in its entirety, use the following suggestions to simplify it.
1. Break the students into groups of seven students and have them work as a team. Each student in the group can answer one question. They can combine their research into a presentation. A written paper would be optional.
2. Break the students into seven different groups and assign a different research question to each group. The group can then present to the entire class and share what they learned. Again, the written paper would be optional.
3. Have the students interview someone in agriculture to briefly answer the seven questions. They can write down the answers they receive and share them with the class rather than write a report.