Green revolution challenges activity1

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Activity - discussion on the negative effects of the green revolution

Estimated Time

One period

Materials/ Resources needed

Prerequisites/Instructions, if any

Multimedia resources

Challenges to bio diversity, keynote address by Dr Vandana Shiva, at the 2009 Organicology Conference in Portland, Oregon, on February 28, 2009.

Relevant local connections - people, places and materials

Website interactives/ links

  1. http://sitemaker.umich.edu/section7group1/case_study__bihar
  2. http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2009/06/cheap-food/green-revolution-illustration

Process

Students to collect information about the ill effects of the green revolution technologies, from newspapers, Internet. In teams students can present the issues, which can be grouped as - impact on land, impact on water sources, socio-political impact etc

What questions can you ask

  1. What challenges have green revolution presented?
  2. How are these challenges being addressed

Evaluation – (questions for assessment of the child)

Question Corner

Activity keywords

To link back to the concept page green revolution