Lesson FS7: Summative Assessment – United Nations Council Meeting


Students conduct a United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization Summit (UN Summit) in order to address the food security challenges of the countries they’ve researched throughout the Food Security module. Through the UN Summit, students recommend actions to improve the food production system as a representative of their country and follow-up with an individual critical evaluation of the proposed actions. The UN Summit is an authentic, Project Based Learning (PBL) product that incorporates current NGSS and systems thinking. Furthermore, students will learn to access deeper concepts, work collaboratively, and apply knowledge and understanding gained in Lessons FS 1-6. The final product provides a framework to help solve the problem of food insecurity for these countries. 


Please use this link to access the most up-to-date version of our Food Security Curriculum Module (last updated 03/05/2018) which is currently being field-tested. Lesson FS7 is in development (as of 12/7/17) and is not included in the FS Curriculum Module document link above. Instead, it is included as a working Google Doc link here: Lesson FS7 . If you would like to field test these lessons, please email us at see@systemsbiology.org.

This lesson follows the FS Pre/post-assessment, Lesson FS1Lesson FS2, the FS APPLICATION 1: Designing, building and reengineering a system, Lesson FS3, Lesson FS4, Lesson FS5, and Lesson FS6. After completing Lesson FS7, administer the FS post-assessment (same as the pre-assessment) to assess student learning. Please consider sending electronic versions of any student work to see@systemsbiology.org.


For your convenience, the following are quick links to the resources required for Lesson FS7. Links to these resources can also be found in the Lesson FS7 document.

Print and read:

Print one per student:

Print one per country group:

Print 1-4 per UN Summit group:

Have students’ gather resources from previous lessons:

Links to websites and papers for country information:


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