Journey 2050 takes students on a virtual simulation that explores world food sustainability.The program allows students to make decisions on a virtual farm and witness their impact on society, the environment and the economy at a local and global scale. Teachers guide their students through inquiry-based lesson plans that showcase farm families around the world.
The best part – the entire program is FREE! Educators do not need an agricultural background to facilitate the learning outcomes. The detailed lesson plans, animated video clips and supporting resources are provided systematically. The program was developed with teachers and sustainability experts to complement curriculum. The strongest ties are with science and social studies standards aimed at grades 7-12.
The program can be completed in seven hours. It uses agricultural sustainability as the foundation to introduce topics of plant health and nutrients, water conservation, markets and economies, land use, geography, careers, technology and innovative solutions. Those wanting to spend more time engaging with the issues of sustainability will find the content-rich lesson plans a resource for greater exploration.