In this lesson, students will be immersed in, and connect with, the documentary film 2040, focusing on the topics of food security. Students begin this lesson by looking at a range of future foods and thinking about why these foods will be popular in the future before being introduced to the topic of food security and working in pairs to clarify key terms around this topic.
Students then work in groups to participate in a jigsaw activity to share their research on key factors relating to food security. They then work collaboratively to develop an idea for ensuring food security for their community into the future and present their ideas to the class.
- Students will understand what food security is
- Students will understand some of the key factors threatening future food security
- Students will recognise a range of proposed solutions to the potential future food security crisis
- Topic: Sustainability, Food.
- Unit of work: 2040 – Geography – Years 7 to 10
- Time required: 60+ mins.
- Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – oversee activities and facilitate class discussions.
- Keywords: 2040 documentary, food, food security, future, environment.
To view our Australian Curriculum alignment click here.
To view our NZ Curriculum alignment click here.
- Student Worksheets – one copy per student.
- Device capable of presenting a video to the class.
- Future Food Flashcards.
- Presentation Assessment Rubric.
- Food Security Factors sheet – Optional.
2040 is an innovative feature documentary that looks to the future, but is vitally important NOW! Director Damon Gameau embarks on a journey to explore what the future could look like by the year 2040 if we simply embraced the best solutions already available to us to improve our planet and shifted them rapidly into the mainstream.
In Australia: Order the Schools Version of the 2040 DVD. The Schools Version includes an educational license and is for Australian primary and secondary schools that wish to utilise the film as a learning tool or host free on-site screenings for the school community.
In New Zealand: Order the Schools Version of the 2040 DVD. The Schools Version includes an educational license and is for New Zealand primary and secondary schools that wish to utilise the film as a learning tool or host free on-site screenings for the school community.
If you are teaching in either New Zealand or Australia, you can now organise a virtual screening of the film for your class. To enquire about this option, simply email [email protected] and the 2040 team will help you set this up! If you have already bought a DVD of the film and you have a ClickView account, you can email the team for permission to upload the film to your account to make it more easily accessible for your teachers and students.
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.
Cool Australia, GoodThing Productions and Regen Pictures would like to acknowledge the generous contributions of Good Pitch Australia, Shark Island Institute, Documentary Australia Foundation, The Caledonia Foundation and our philanthropic partners in the development of these teaching resources.