Author:
Melody Casey
Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Level:
Middle School
Grade:
7
Tags:
GEDB, Global Education
License:
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial
Language:
English

Education Standards

GEDB Americans, Eat More Insects! Entomophagy Around the World! (Lesson 1 of 3)

GEDB Americans, Eat More Insects! Entomophagy Around the World! (Lesson 1 of 3)

Overview

In this lesson, students will consider if they would ever eat insects as a main part of their diet. Students will view a documentary on the topic of how and why cultures around the world eat insects on a regular basis. Students will complete a note-taking document to determine the main idea and supporting details from the documentary. The class will discuss what they learned from the video. This lesson was developed by Katherine Zamarra as part of their completion of the North Carolina Global Educator Digital Badge program. This lesson plan has been vetted at the local and state level for standards alignment, Global Education focus, and content accuracy.

Lesson Plan

Description

In this lesson, students will consider if they would ever eat insects as a main part of their diet. Students will view a documentary on the topic of how and why cultures around the world eat insects on a regular basis. Students will complete a note-taking document to determine the main idea and supporting details from the documentary. The class will discuss what they learned from the video.


Content

Learning Targets and Criteria for Success

Learning Targets:

1. I can determine the central ideas of a text.

2. I can provide text evidence to support my analysis of a text.

Criteria for Success:

1. I will gather information from the documentary to state the central ideas.

2. I will record direct quotes from the documentary in order to provide evidence to support the central ideas.


Supplies/Resources

Computer

Projector

Note-Taking Document

Documentary: http://viewpure.com/Acxbx-DUkL4?ref=search

Pencil/pen


Learning Tasks and Practice

Teacher will place a long string or piece of masking tape on the floor to create a line. Teacher will place or tape the numbers 1, 2, and 3 along the line. Teacher will explain to students that they will be positioning themselves along the line based on their reaction to a series of questions that the teacher will ask. Teacher will explain that students will stand on 1 if they would confidently answer “yes” to the question, stand on 2 if they would answer “maybe/it depends,” and stand on 3 if they would confidently answer “no.” Teacher will ask the first question, “Would you eat ants?” Teacher will wait for students to stand on or near 1, 2, or 3. Teacher will call on several students to ask them to explain their answer. Teacher will then ask, “Would you eat a bee?” Teacher will repeat process. Teacher will ask the following questions, going through the same process each time: “Would you eat a roach?” “Would you eat a tarantula?”

Teacher will say, “We are now going to watch a BBC documentary titled ‘Can Eating Insects Save the World?’ As you watch the video, take notes on how eating insects could solve world hunger. You will take notes on the document I am about to distribute.” Teacher will distribute document.

Teacher will ask students to determine the main ideas and supporting details of documentary http://viewpure.com/Acxbx-DUkL4?ref=search.

Students will determine the main ideas and supporting details of video and record them on a note-taking document.

After students have viewed the documentary and taken notes, teacher will say, “Now you will compare your notes with a partner.”  

Students will compare their notes.

Teacher will ask students to share with the whole class. Teacher will ask the following questions and facilitate a whole class discussion: "How can eating insects help solve world hunger?" "Why do people in other countries eat insects?"


Collecting and Documenting Evidence of Learning

Formative: Students will complete note-taking document on main idea and supporting details.