Each Friday, we will watch a TED video relating to local-to-global food issues and sustainability. Students will be divided into pairs to answer questions online via an iPad. After all students have submitted their responses, we will engage in a class-wide discussion to further explore the video topic. After the student submissions have been graded, the videos will be posted online so they can be viewed again and shared outside of class.
Students will not be allowed to submit responses to the TED videos outside of scheduled class time. Any student absent from class will receive an automatic grade of zero for that week’s TED grade.
For an excellent overview of TED, you are encouraged to read this article from the Journal of Sustainability Education, Who is TED, and Why Can’t I Talk for More Than 18 Minutes At A Time?
Birke Baehr: What’s wrong with our food system
Britta Riley: A garden in my apartment
Carolyn Steel: How food shapes our cities
Stephen Ritz: A teacher growing green in the South Bronx
Noah Wilson-Rich: Every city needs healthy honey bees
Tristram Stuart: The global food waste scandal
LaDonna Redmond (TEDxManhattan 2013): Food + Justice = Democracy
Urvashi Rangan (TEDxManhattan 2012): From Fables to Labels
Jamie Oliver’s TED Prize Wish: Teach every child about food
Jason Clay: How big brands can help save biodiversity
Josette Sheeran: Ending hunger now
Michael Pollan: A plant’s-eye view
Arthur Potts Dawson: A vision for sustainable restaurants