“My 2015 NESTVAL presentation in an APHG session on the geography of food.”
In this presentation (PPTx file here), I’ll share some of my favorite resources for teaching the content as well as some pedagogical tips. Some of these resources are found in an article I wrote for National Geographic or shared on this site earlier. Here are some pedagogical tips to APHG students about food systems:
- Tip#1: Don’t demonize agribusiness or romanticize the family farm.
- Tip #2: Use data and maps. Here is a map in ArcGIS online on rural land use activities with a handy dandy instruction guide, ready to go (many more APHG GeoInquiries from ESRI set to be released soon).
- Tip #3: Connect them personally into the web of food systems and show how it impacts them.
- Tip #4: Let this be one of those units that connects to all the themes of the course, especially population, culture, political, and the environment.