Sustainable Food Language Lesson

Sustainable Food Language Lesson

Why Teach a Sustainable Food Language Lesson?

A sustainable food language lesson is probably one of the most imprtant lessons you can teach. This is because everyone loves talking about food. Furthermore, the food we eat has a huge impact on the environment, so making choices in this can have a huge positive impact on the environment. What is more, it is much easier and cheaper than buying an electric car or installing solar panels. Therefore, I’m delighted to share this lesson created by Clyde Fowle. Clyde created this lesson as his assignment for the online course Language Teaching for the Planet. He is a language teacher and a chef and has a vegetarian cooking blog with some mouth-watering recipes. This lesson reflects his interest in food, teaching and green issues

Why not teach this Lesson next Monday?

This lesson is based around the idea of a meat-free Monday. The idea is that anyone can have a positive impact. For instance, if we all gave up meat for one day of the weak as a start, we will not only be healthier but the planet will be too. What’s more this lesson has a very practical outcome. However, one thing to mention is that this lesson does not assume everyone is going to become a vegetarian. Instead it explores the positive impacts of the choices we can make and helps students gain a sense of empowerment. This reflects the principles of all ELTsustainable lessons. The purpose is not to tell students what to think or do, but rather to explore the issue and come to their own conclusions.

How do you focus on the environmental impact of food in your lessons? If you have any ideas, share them in the comments or via the contact page!

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