FoodSpan: Teaching the Food System from Farm to Fork

Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future
January 1, 2017

FoodSpan is a free high school curriculum developed by the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future about food and how it gets from farms to forks. Features include: 17 inquiry-based lesson plans, 2 short films, and 100+ activities and extensions that can serve as homework assignments or group projects. FoodSpan lessons are aligned to national education standards, relevant to students’ lived experiences, easy-to-use, and customizable. Educators can choose to work through the entire curriculum or teach stand-alone lessons on topics of interest like sustainable agriculture or food waste.

A companion resource, the Food System Primer, is also available. It offers short, easy-to-digest readings about food system topics.

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