Is it Good? Is it Bad? Genetically Modified Foods

Lesson Plan Content
Scientists have increased food production by using genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The resulting foods are known as bioengineered (BE) foods. This use of GMOs has consumers wondering: Is this a good thing or not? In this lesson, students will learn how much of the corn and other farmed goods produced in the U.S. are GMOs(BE foods). They will then write an argument supported by evidence on use of GMOs in our society. This lesson includes strategies for diverse learners (ELLs).
Sharlah Reynolds
Grade Range: 
High School
1-3 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
Materials to Assist Teachers and English Language Learners: 
National Geography Standards: 
11: The patterns and networks of economic interdependence
14: How human actions modify the physical environment
16: The changes that occur in the meaning, use, distribution, and importance of resources