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Making a Difference: Food on Earth

Making A Difference
Statement of Inquiry: 

Revolutionary changes in technology can lead to positive and negative impacts on a global and sustainable society.  
Key Concept: Change
Related Concept: Innovation & Revolution
Global Context: Globalization & Sustainability 
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Making A Difference
Statement of Inquiry: 

Revolutionary changes in technology can lead to positive and negative impacts on a global and sustainable society.  
Key Concept: Change
Related Concept: Innovation & Revolution
Global Context: Globalization & Sustainability 

Slide 1 - Tekstslide

Making A Difference
The goals for the next two lessons: 

- You understand how globalization affects food production.

- You understand how humans can cause different kinds environmental problems. 

- You understand how the enhanced greenhouse effect works. 


Slide 2 - Tekstslide

Making A Difference



Read p. 124 and answer the questions on the following slides. 

Slide 3 - Tekstslide

Write down a definition of the following key-words:
1) mixed farm
2) food chain
3) specialization
4) economies of scale
5) globalization of agriculture

Slide 4 - Open vraag

Take a look at Figure 11

Describe in about 30 words and with the use of at least three examples from the image how a mixed farm is producing food.

Slide 5 - Open vraag

Take a look at Figure 12 and 13

Compare both pictues of the weekly groceries. List at least 5 similarities and differences between a German family and a Turkish family's weekly groceries.

Slide 6 - Open vraag

In the past: in our own region
Today: globalization
Mixed Farms
Farmers were self-sufficient
Economies of scale
Food chain around the farm
Specialied Farms
Few Sheep graze on heathland
Animal food from Brazil is imported
Dutch food products are exported
3000 pigs never go outside
Harvest is sold at a local market

Slide 7 - Sleepvraag

Making A Difference



Read p. 125 and answer the questions on the following slides. 

Slide 8 - Tekstslide

Read 'Food Crisis'
1) Give a definiton of a food crisis

2) List 4 causes of a food crisis.

Slide 9 - Open vraag

Read ' Solutions'

Describe what it means to have a Green Revolution.

Slide 10 - Open vraag

Read ' Solutions'

Other than a Green Revolution, list at least three actions we can undertake to change our consumption for a sustainable food supply.

Slide 11 - Open vraag

Take a look at Figure 14

Calculate the total food imports and exports in the Netherlands in 2011.
What is the difference? Does the Netherlands import or export more food products?

Slide 12 - Open vraag

Take a look at Figure 15
The Netherlands is using a lot of space in other parts of the world for their animal and plant-based products.
Which parts of the world are contributing the most to this space? Why do you think this is?

Slide 13 - Open vraag

Take a look at Figure 16

Which part of the world has the biggest share in the agricultural exports from the Netherlands? Why do you think this is?

Slide 14 - Open vraag

Making A Difference

People and the environment

Read the GeoGuide numbers 123 - 126  on p. 86 in the Geo Guide.

Answer the questions on the following slides

Slide 15 - Tekstslide

Read G123

1) What is the difference between an environmental disaster and a natural disaster?
2) What are the three types of environmental problems?

Slide 16 - Open vraag

Read G124

What are the three types of environmental pollution?

Slide 17 - Open vraag

Read G125 and watch the video.

In one sentence, summarize what
the carbon cycle is about.


Slide 18 - Open vraag

Read G126 and watch both videos.

What is the difference between
the greenhouse effect and
the enhanced greenhouse effect?


Slide 19 - Open vraag

Do:
1) You understand how globalization affects food production?
2) You understand how humans can cause different kinds environmental problems?
3) You understand how the enhanced greenhouse effect works?

Slide 20 - Open vraag