Curriculum Modules

Modeling Sustainable Food Systems


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Modeling Sustainable Food Systems is a set of two curriculum modules that allow students to explore and better understand food systems through environmental, STEM, justice and empathetic perspectives. The first module, Food Security, has been field-tested and is ready to use in 8th-12th grade classrooms. The second module, Sustainable Agriculture 3.0, is nearly complete. If you would like to field test draft lessons, please reach out to us at

Course: Environmental Science, AP Environmental Science, Integrated Science, Biotechnology, STEM courses, Agriculture, Statistics, Human Geography, Biology, AP Biology (after test), Social Studies

Unit: Ecology, Ecosystems, Food Webs, Biogeochemical Cycling, Biomolecules, Interdependence, Global or Community Issues, Nutrition, Systems, Climate Change, Nature of Science


Food Security Unit Plan & Lessons   Food Security Flow Chart   Food Security Printable Overview   Food Security Contributors


Learn more about Food Systems and food security initiatives that you can participate in through the Project Feed 1010 SEE webpage and our Project Feed 1010 external page. Both pages will lead you to curriculum modules for classrooms and after-school programs. The pages also highlight student projects and provide resources for starting your own PF1010 clubs and initiatives in your local communities.

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