Chew On This: Environmental Racism and Food Justice

Jennifer Myers, World History, Mallard Creek High School

Curriculum Unit (PDF)


In this unit, students will examine environmental racism and food justice through the lens of the effects of climate change and climate issues. Students will focus on looking at what environmental racism is, whom it effects, and what is being done to address the situation. They will analyze and evaluate data on the realities of environmental racism in the United States and in Charlotte, North Carolina. Students will also examine the effect on food insecurities and evaluate the movements taking place to help address those issues. At the end of the unit, students will create their own service project in order to help the community address some of those issues. They will pick an area of focus and research ways in which students, the school and community can help improve these issues.