WHAT DID YOUR LUNCH COST NATURE? Have you gotten All Tangled in a Web?

Grades: 6th – 8th and higher
Subjects: Environmental impacts, habitats, Natural resources, ecosystems, competition for resources, carrying capacity, geography, habitat fragmentation, food abundance,
sustainability, food choices, and food webs

The goal of this booklet is to provide you with the instructions and framework to successfully carry out your own version of All Tangled Up in a Web in your classroom or at your educational institution. We strongly recommend you do this before lunch and have students investigate their own lunches (or what is being served for lunch that day) or a local eatery. The goal is for students to be able to critically investigate the ingredients of their lunches in a judgment-free environment, and determine what costs or harm might have been done to the environment from each step required to bring that meal to them. They will create something like the image below

©LINA LONGTOE SCHULMEISTERS. 2017.
USED WITH PERMISSION BY VERMONT ABENAKI ARTISTS ASSOCIATION.
SOME ASPECTS ADAPTED FROM THE PROJECT WILD ACTIVITY SERIES.

Title: WHAT DID YOUR LUNCH COST NATURE? Have you gotten All Tangled in a Web?
Author: Lina Longtoe Shulmeisters
Publisher: Vermont Abenaki Artists Association, and Abenaki Arts & Education Center
Date: 2017

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