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YAL - Young Adult Literature Presenter Unit 2007/2008



Chew On This

by Eric Schlosser and Charles Wilson


Subjects: English
Grade Level: 6ht, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Posted: 2008 (Pre CCSS)


YAL Presenter Unit 2007/2008

Chew on This: The Unsavory Facts about America's Favorite Fast Food Restaurant
Tina Peano, presenter

This kid-friendly version of Fast Food Nation covers a variety of important and disturbing topics about the fast food industry, including:
-the connection between fast food and advertising to children
-the chemicalization of food
-the epidemic of fast food/soda pop served in school cafeterias
-the horrendous living conditions of cattle and chicken
-the correlation between the rise in obesity and the popularity of fast food
To tackle these topics, we will try out some pre-reading, during reading, and post-reading strategies that can work well in any classroom, and that are new and exciting to your students. It will be fun, it will be informative, and it will leave you with many a burning question.

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