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Dirt! - Movie Worksheet

One of the overlooked aspects of food and agriculture is the importance of soil. A quick glance at a map of the most impaired soils around the world reveals that this is a growing issue, especially in the most productive areas. Multiple famines throughout history, the Dust Bowl being the most famous, are the direct result of the misuse and abuse of soil. This documentary seeks to show students the importance of caring for soil, giving perspectives of people from multiple different cultures.

Essential concepts: Agriculture, factory farming, industrialized agriculture, monocultures, topsoil, impaired soil, erosion.

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