#foodcrisis is a graphic novel that weaves together gripping story-lines about land grabs, rising food prices, inequality, climate change & more. It starts with a massive drought hitting North America and describes how society may react. #foodcrisis isn’t just a work of fiction though. All the elements of the plot are based on the history of past food crises, like the Dust Bowl or the Great Irish Potato Famine, just imagined in our future.

Along with its 13 background essays and almost 200 footnotes, #foodcrisiscomes with a 6-week Unit Plan based on the Ontario curriculum to help students and the interested public learn about this important topic.

The Unit Plan was developed for “Canada and World Studies” and “Social Sciences and Humanities,” based on the Ontario curriculum and is currently being implemented in classrooms across the country.

If you would like a copy of this educational resource, please contact our Education Assistant at f9b@uoguelph.ca to receive a copy of the graphic novel and educational resource.

7 thoughts on “#foodcrisis Graphic Novel

  1. I would love to have a copy of the graphic novel and lessons for my Global Geography 12 class. I have used the videos to introduce this and get the students discussing food security over the pass few years. This would help enhance my program


  2. Wow. Looks amazing and inspiring! Canada is in a great position to be a leader for global food change. I wish every politician , public leaders would also show leadership by personally supporting food choices that have a lighter environmental footprint.


  3. Incredible! This is perfect for the two units I’m writing (one for KS3 and one for KS4). I’m a Geography teacher in Cambridge, UK. How can I access the teaching resources for my department?


  4. Hi Sarah! Can you send your mailing details to Amanda (awilsonc@uoguelph.ca)? We will get that into the post for you!


  5. This is an amazing project. We must spread the word about this project and communicate to everyone what has been happening and the way all of us can contribute to improve and face the food crisis is coming. Working together is much better. Thank you for taking the lead on this situation.


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