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Agricultural Science and Policy I

Agricultural Science and Policy I

Highlights of this course include: Major biological, chemical and physical components of ... (more)

Highlights of this course include: Major biological, chemical and physical components of the agricultural systems The scientific basis for understanding these systems and their management How has science influenced policies related to agriculture, food safety and environment in the United States? How have the policies evolved over time in the US? What has worked and what has not; what are the reasons and what are the consequences? Beyond science, what other factors influence policies? How do we link what we learn to ecological agriculture? How do we use what we learn for policy analysis? (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Assessments
Full Course
Lecture Notes
Collection:
Tufts University OpenCourseWare
Provider:
Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
Author:
Kathleen Merrigan William Lockeretz
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Agricultural Science and Policy II

Agricultural Science and Policy II

Highlights of this course include: Major biological, chemical, and physical components of ... (more)

Highlights of this course include: Major biological, chemical, and physical components of the agricultural systems The scientific basis for understanding these systems and their management How science has influenced policies related to agriculture, food safety, and the environment in the United States How the policies have evolved over time in the US What has worked and what has not; the reasons and the consequences What other factors influence policies beyond science How we link what we learn to ecological agriculture How we use what we learn for policy analysis (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Assessments
Full Course
Lecture Notes
Collection:
Tufts University OpenCourseWare
Provider:
Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
Author:
Kathleen Merrigan
William Lockeretz
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Food Force

Food Force

From the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the world's largest humanitarian ... (more)

From the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the world's largest humanitarian agency, Food Force is a free educational video game telling the story of a hunger crisis on the fictitious island of Sheylan. Comprised of 6 mini-games or "missions", the game takes young players from an initial crisis assessment through to delivery and distribution of food aid, with each sequential mission addressing a particular aspect of this challenging process. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Games
Collection:
United Nations
Provider:
UN World Food Programme
Read the Fine Print
Feeding Minds Fighting Hunger Curriculum

Feeding Minds Fighting Hunger Curriculum

Feeding Minds Fighting Hunger is designed to help equip and encourage teachers, ... (more)

Feeding Minds Fighting Hunger is designed to help equip and encourage teachers, students and young people all over the world to actively participate in creating a world free from hunger. You will find lesson modules for teachers, resources and activities for young people and an interactive forum for exchanging information and experiences around the world. Armed with knowledge and motivated to take action, we can all play an important role in ending hunger. Join us in making hunger history. (less)

Subject:
Business
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Collection:
United Nations
Provider:
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Read the Fine Print
Baltimore Food Systems: A Case Study of Urban Food Environments

Baltimore Food Systems: A Case Study of Urban Food Environments

This seminar-style course challenges students to look closely at the environment of ... (more)

This seminar-style course challenges students to look closely at the environment of Baltimore City's complex food systems and to consider what it would take to improve these systems to assure access for all to nutritious, adequate, affordable and sustainably produced food. Students "go backstage" with tour guides at sites including a supermarket, a corner store, an emergency food distribution center, and a farm connected to the city school system. Students learn about the types of food available at these sites, who uses them, relevant aspects of their operations, and site-relevant key barriers to and opportunities for providing access to healthier food, ideally with reduced environmental harm. They also conduct oral history interviews about food with elderly city residents to understand how food access has changed over the years. Class discussions, lectures, readings, and guest speakers support critical thinking, and provide background and frameworks for understanding the experiential sessions. Lectures and discussions consider applicability of lessons gained from the study of Baltimore to other area food systems. Throughout, students consider the relative impacts of access, demand, and stakeholder interests, and consider the relative strengths of voluntary, governmental, legal and other strategies. For their final papers, students apply the Intervention Decision Matrix to selected aspects of the city's food systems and food environments, identifying challenges and opportunities for change, incorporating lessons learned from other food systems and programs, and discussing implications beyond Baltimore . (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Readings
Syllabi
Collection:
JHSPH OpenCourseWare
Provider:
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Author:
Anne Palmer
Roni Neff
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Good Food: The Ethics and Politics of Food Choices, Fall 2012

Good Food: The Ethics and Politics of Food Choices, Fall 2012

This course explores the values (aesthetic, moral, cultural, religious, prudential, political) expressed ... (more)

This course explores the values (aesthetic, moral, cultural, religious, prudential, political) expressed in the choices of food people eat. It analyzes the decisions individuals make about what to eat, how society should manage food production and consumption collectively, and how reflection on food choices might help resolve conflicts between different values. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Material Type:
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Lecture Notes
Readings
Syllabi
Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
Sally Haslanger
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ISKME's Sun Curve Design Challenge Project Wiki Page

ISKME's Sun Curve Design Challenge Project Wiki Page

This wiki page documents the Sun Curve Design Challenge, inspired by the ... (more)

This wiki page documents the Sun Curve Design Challenge, inspired by the "Sun Curve" aquaponic garden sculpture to challenge teachers and students to produce new OER materials and incorporate green design thinking into the classroom. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Homework and Assignments
Lesson Plans
Collection:
ISKME
Provider:
ISKME
No Strings Attached
Food and Culture, Spring 2011

Food and Culture, Spring 2011

Explores connections between what we eat and who we are through cross-cultural ... (more)

Explores connections between what we eat and who we are through cross-cultural study of how personal identities and social groups are formed via food production, preparation, and consumption. Organized around critical discussion of what makes "good" food good (healthy, authentic, ethical, etc.). Uses anthropological and literary classics as well as recent writing and films on the politics of food and agriculture. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Lecture Notes
Readings
Syllabi
Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
Paxson, Heather
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Edible Education: Telling Stories About Food and Agriculture, Fall 2012

Edible Education: Telling Stories About Food and Agriculture, Fall 2012

Journalism C103 / Letters and Science C103: Edible Education: Telling Stories About ... (more)

Journalism C103 / Letters and Science C103: Edible Education: Telling Stories About Food and Agriculture, Fall 2012. As the costs of our industrialized food system become impossible to ignore, a national debate over the future of food and farming has begun. Telling stories about where food comes from, how it is produced (and might be produced differently) plays a critical role in bringing attention to the issues and shifting politics. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Audio Lectures
Full Course
Video Lectures
Collection:
UC Berkeley Webcast
Provider:
U.C. Berkeley
Author:
Michael Pollan
Introduction to Housing, Community and Economic Development, Fall 2003

Introduction to Housing, Community and Economic Development, Fall 2003

Explores how public policy and private markets affect housing, economic development, and ... (more)

Explores how public policy and private markets affect housing, economic development, and the local economy; provides an overview of techniques and specified programs policies and strategies that are (and have been) directed at neighborhood development; gives students an opportunity to reflect on their personal sense of the housing and community development process; emphasizes the institutional context within which public and private actions are undertaken. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Syllabi
Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
Keyes, Langley C.
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Introduction to Housing, Community and Economic Development, Fall 2004

Introduction to Housing, Community and Economic Development, Fall 2004

Explores how public policy and private markets affect housing, economic development, and ... (more)

Explores how public policy and private markets affect housing, economic development, and the local economy; provides an overview of techniques and specified programs policies and strategies that are (and have been) directed at neighborhood development; gives students an opportunity to reflect on their personal sense of the housing and community development process; emphasizes the institutional context within which public and private actions are undertaken. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Lecture Notes
Syllabi
Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
Thompson, J. Phillip
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Food Production, Public Health, and the Environment

Food Production, Public Health, and the Environment

This course provides an understanding of the complex and challenging public health ... (more)

This course provides an understanding of the complex and challenging public health issue of food security and in a world where one billion people are under-nourished while another billion are overweight. Explores the connections among diet, the current food and food animal production systems, the environment and public health, considering factors such as economics, population and equity. Case studies are used to examine these complex relationships and as well as alternative approaches to achieving both local and global food security and the important role public health can play. Guest lecturers include experts from a variety of disciplines and experiences. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Audio Lectures
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Readings
Syllabi
Collection:
JHSPH OpenCourseWare
Provider:
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Author:
Bob Lawrence
Polly Walker
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Regional Socioeconomic Impact Analysis and Modeling, Fall 2005

Regional Socioeconomic Impact Analysis and Modeling, Fall 2005

Reviews regional economic theories and models and provides students with experience in ... (more)

Reviews regional economic theories and models and provides students with experience in using alternative economic impact assessment models on microcomputers. Problem sets are oriented around infrastructure, housing, energy, and environmental issues. Students work with a client generally in Boston and make a presentation to the client. Emphasis on written and oral presentation skills. The advanced graduate seminar is designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of selected regional economic theories and techniques and with experience in using alternative socioeconomic impact assessment models and related regional techniques on microcomputers. Discussions will be held on particular theoretical modeling and economic issues; linkages among theories, accounts, and policies; relationships between national and regional economic structures; and methods of adjusting and estimating regional input-output accounts and tables. Examples from the Boston area and other U.S. cities/regions will be used to illustrate points throughout the seminar. This year we will also examine international employment outsourcing from Boston industries and the economic impacts on the local economy. New material on analyzing regional-development issues will also be covered. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Lecture Notes
Syllabi
Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
Polenske, Karen
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Addressing Global Food Security

Addressing Global Food Security

Students will investigate the issue of food security, exploring the components of ... (more)

Students will investigate the issue of food security, exploring the components of food availability, food access, and food utilization on local, national, and global levels. Students will also learn about how Peace Corps Volunteers are working with communities to address food security issues. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Readings
Collection:
Peace Corps World Wise Schools
No Strings Attached
Terrace Agriculture and Soil Erosion   -  Science Extension

Terrace Agriculture and Soil Erosion - Science Extension

By viewing slide shows from Peace Corps Volunteers who served in China ... (more)

By viewing slide shows from Peace Corps Volunteers who served in China and Africa, students will explore the practice of terrace agriculture around the world and its effectiveness in maximizing space while minimizing soil erosion. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Video Lectures
Collection:
Peace Corps World Wise Schools
Provider:
Peace Corps
No Strings Attached
CTE Agribusiness & Food Products and Processes: Dairy Barn

CTE Agribusiness & Food Products and Processes: Dairy Barn

This task was developed by high school and postsecondary mathematics and agriculture ... (more)

This task was developed by high school and postsecondary mathematics and agriculture sciences educators, and validated by content experts in the Common Core State Standards in mathematics and the National Career Clusters Knowledge & Skills Statements. It was developed with the purpose of demonstrating how the Common Core and CTE Knowledge & Skills Statements can be integrated into classroom learning - and to provide classroom teachers with a truly authentic task for either mathematics or CTE courses. (less)

Subject:
Business
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Collection:
Career Technical Education
Provider:
National Association of State Directors, Career Technical Education Consortium
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CTE Agribusiness & Food Products and Processes: Grain Storage Capacity

CTE Agribusiness & Food Products and Processes: Grain Storage Capacity

This task was developed by high school and postsecondary mathematics and agriculture ... (more)

This task was developed by high school and postsecondary mathematics and agriculture sciences educators, and validated by content experts in the Common Core State Standards in mathematics and the National Career Clusters Knowledge & Skills Statements. It was developed with the purpose of demonstrating how the Common Core and CTE Knowledge & Skills Statements can be integrated into classroom learning - and to provide classroom teachers with a truly authentic task for either mathematics or CTE courses. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Collection:
Career Technical Education
Provider:
National Association of State Directors, Career Technical Education Consortium
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CTE Agribusiness & Food Products and Processes: Yogurt Packaging

CTE Agribusiness & Food Products and Processes: Yogurt Packaging

This task was developed by high school and postsecondary mathematics and agriculture ... (more)

This task was developed by high school and postsecondary mathematics and agriculture sciences educators, and validated by content experts in the Common Core State Standards in mathematics and the National Career Clusters Knowledge & Skills Statements. It was developed with the purpose of demonstrating how the Common Core and CTE Knowledge & Skills Statements can be integrated into classroom learning - and to provide classroom teachers with a truly authentic task for either mathematics or CTE courses. (less)

Subject:
Business
Mathematics and Statistics
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Collection:
Career Technical Education
Provider:
National Association of State Directors, Career Technical Education Consortium
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Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Assessments
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Lecture Notes
Syllabi
Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
George Kocur
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