Capstone Project Title
According to the research conducted by Ziska, L. H. climate change and the agricultural industry’s fates are tightly tied. As the effects of climate change continue to worsen, food production will become more challenging. Inorder to help address these issues, this curriculum will introduce student to the causes of climate change, how climate change and agriculture impact each other, evaluate agricultural technologies that could help diminish the effects of climate change, and finally have students propose solutions to agricultural and climate related issues in their communities. The pedagogical practices used in this curriculum is a combination of traditional teaching styles, and hands-on inquiry based projects. Research shows that inquiry based education engages students and promotes intrinsic interest in the subject. This curriculum is designed to be used in a traditional classroom setting with 9-12th grade students. Instructors using this curriculum should have a moderate understanding of science and agriculture. The overall goal of this curriculum is to educate students about how the food system could be impacted by climate change, motivating them to address these issues in their own communities.
Curriculum, Environmental Studies, Interdisciplinary Teaching, Science
Gallup, Michaela, "Sustainable Agriculture Curriculum For 9th-12th Graders" (2021). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Projects. 747.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects