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climate change food

There’s a Monster in the Kitchen!

Recently the organisation where I work replaced coursebooks with set lessons. Not only that, but students now choose the lesson they attend based on factors such as the lesson outcomes. Help! I’m no longer able to use the hour-long lessons I’ve spent years compiling.

This is actually an opportunity. Many among us now realise that sustainability has to be embedded in every other topic – food, travel, the future – you name it. Is the way forward to use 5 to 10-minute activities that focus on the environmental aspects of other topics on a regular basis rather than teach the termly environment lesson when the unit on the topic turns up in the coursebook? I think so.

That is why I have put together this activity as an example of how you could spend a short time in class focussing on the environmental aspect of food when the topic of a set lesson is food.

Check it out here:

Do you have a set lesson topic that you have to adhere to? If so would this enable you still to have a sustainability twist to your classes while enabling you to meet the stated class aims? Please leave a comment with your thoughts.

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food

How about a Meat-free Monday?

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 try it in class this Monday? Click on the button below to get the lesson plan:

Lesson Plan

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Zero Waste Cold and Flu Medicine

How to get over the flu or a cold the eco-friendly way

Have you ever wondered if the medicines we take for a cold might not be the best thing not only for ourselves but also for the planet? Here comes YouTuber of Trash is for Tossers Lauren Singer with a solution!

This lesson is ideal now as it’s chilly outside. For adults and teens A2 upwards.

Outcomes

You will watch a ‘how to’ video by YouTuber Lauren Singer from www.trashisfortossers.com, learn vocabulary such as ‘ingredients’, ‘stir’, ‘add some garlic’ and find out how to make a cold or flu remedy that is great for the planet and great for you!

Before you watch

Think about the following:
When did you last have a cold or the flu?
What medicine did you take?
Lauren will talk about a home-made remedy. What do you think will be in the medicine she makes?

While you watch

Watch the video to see if you guessed correctly the ingredients she will use.

Check your understanding

Are the following true or false?
1. She has a cold at the moment?
2. She adds an alcoholic drink to the remedy
3. The remedy she makes is not very strong.