A Race for Farmland

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    Using a television story and an interactive map, students will investigate the complexities associated with finding arable land and producing food.


    Environmental Studies, Social Studies

    Grade Level:


    Estimated Time:

    35-50 minutes

    Materials Needed:

    Computers with Internet access, student handout


    • Students will understand that arable land is needed for food production, but that arable land alone does not guarantee lack of hunger in a country.
    • Students will be able to use multiple sources of information to draw conclusions about arable land, water resources, and hunger.
    • Students will explore the impact of land-lease and resettlement programs.

    Concepts Covered:

    Arable land, water resources, conflict over land use and management


    Susan Dodge, M.S. Ed for Creative Curriculum