The Debate Plate Series

This library contains the Edible Schoolyard Berkeley's Debate Plate lessons, a set of five classes taught to eighth-graders in the spring. This series focuses on factors and considerations that influence personal food choices. Throughout the series, students are introduced to four lenses through which to think about these issues: Health & Nutrition, Environment, Justice & Labor, and Cost & Access.

 

Spring Rotation

  • K8-4: Debate Plate #1: Health & Nutrition Spiced Red Lentil Stew and Indian-Spiced Cabbage Slaw
  • K8-5: Debate Plate #2: Environment Frittata and Green Salad with Vinaigrette
  • K8-6: Debate Plate #3: Justice and Labor In the Academic Classroom
  • K8-7: Debate Plate #4: Justice and Labor Broccoli Macaroni and Cheese
  • K8-8: Debate Plate #5: Cost and Access Chili and Cornbread

Resources

In this eighth grade humanities lesson, students make Spiced Red Lentil Stew and Indian-Spiced Cabbage Slaw and discuss an approach to health and nutrition that prioritizes balance. This is the first of five Debate Plate lessons, which is a series that focuses on factors...

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In this eighth grade humanities lesson, students make frittata and a green salad with vinaigrette and discuss various environmental impacts of food choices, focusing specifically on the issue of food waste. This is the second of five Debate Plate lessons, which is a series...

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In this eighth grade humanities lesson, students watch a video and read an article about the working conditions and compensation of U.S. farmworkers in relation to overall distribution of wealth in the food system. Students synthesize this information by making posters and...

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In this eighth grade humanities lesson, students cook Broccoli Macaroni and Cheese, explore issues of labor and justice in the food system and debate the concept of consumer responsibility. This is the fourth of five Debate Plate lessons, which is a series that focuses on...

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In this eighth grade humanities lesson, students make Vegetarian Chili and Cornbread and learn about how issues of cost and access can both inspire and enforce food choices. Students debate the question of whether accessing healthy, sustainable and socially just food is...

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In this six-part eighth grade humanities lesson series, students discuss and reflect on the factors and considerations that influence personal food choices; consider the impacts of food choices on personal well-being, the environment, and other people; and debate the...

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