Is Vertical Farming the Future?
ESL video-based lesson plan
This ESL news-based lesson plan looks food insecurity and a type of urban farming known as vertical farming. How with the help of new technology, we can address the world’s growing food crisis. The ESL lesson is based on the article, The only way is up, as new tech sheds light on the future of food by Chungui Lu and Erik Murchie of the University of Nottingham, which was published by The Conversation on 17th of July 2014.
It focus on practicing key skills related to reading, speaking, collaboration and critical thinking. It might also be used when discussing narrative tenses. You will need at least 90 minutes to complete this lesson, if used as a flipped ESL lesson. However, lesson can run up to 3 hours ( consider two 90-minute lessons or for university teachers adjust as needed).
While targeting intermediate and upper-intermediate language learners of english, it is highly adaptable as it have been purposely designed to faciliate mixed-levelled classes. This includes in a tertiary institution such as a university or within a professional environment, targeting professional.