This project is designed to inform students about food deserts in their own areas. Students should map out/outline (accurately) the above data points/layers via OSM or other program. If using OSM, use the Mapbox or DigitalGlobe background. Teachers will then also lead a discussion for patterns seen by the locations of the various food sources in their area.
Teachers can adjust the layers as appropriate for their classes.
Extensions: Urban gardens; planning future development
(can add articles for food deserts and links to city planning department) 1. Link to CDC's "A Look Inside Food Deserts": https://www.cdc.gov/features/FoodDeserts/index.html 2. Michelle Obama's Video on Food Deserts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8My-iWjTBQ8 3. Millions still living in food deserts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lZwBMeogG8
- Changeset Comment
- Have students map where they live on a city map (on paper first or OSM .pdf)
- Then do different overlays for the tiers of stores in OSM a. Grocery stores -- make sure to label what they are b. Stop-N-Go stores c. Farmer’s markets d. Fast food places
- What patterns do you see as we add layers?
- Discuss where there are gaps in services
- You can bring in threshold/range to the discussion
- Can tie in with Problem-Based Learning
- Look at transportation patterns/zoning laws/population locations (single family and multi-family residences) - socioeconomic levels in your town and how it impacts the food deserts