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Global Food and Sustainability


Global Food and Sustainability will be offered again in 2023-2024 school year.


Global Food and Sustainability is a 2-credit academy course which allows students to earn simultaneous credit for Agriculture and AP Environmental Science.


How do we feed 8 billion people in a technologically, environmentally, and ethically appropriate manner? What impact will our decisions have on the planet and other species?

This course will help students understand that

Personal food production and consumption impact the world in a myriad of ways.
Human survival depends on developing practices that will achieve sustainable systems.
A suitable combination of conservation and development is required.
The management of sustainable resources is essential.
Understanding the role of science, cultural, social, and economic factors is vital to the development of solutions.

This is a team-taught, project/problem-based course that asks students to propose and evaluate solutions to local, regional, and global problems associated with the production and consumption of food. Students will learn interdisciplinary approaches to understanding and analyzing solutions to the various problems that arise from the global production of food and will use these skills across the three content areas. They will develop skills and attitudes that promote critical thinking, creativity, and innovation and see how their own personal choices affect the world around them by engaging in relevant curriculum and forming connections with their local community.

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