Monday, March 7, 2011

Asparagus, A Stalk-umenatry

This week's Snag Learning film of the week is Asparagus, A Stalk-umentary. In the context of asparagus farming, this five minute film examines the impact of produce grown outside of the United States on US farmers and markets. You can watch the film and find discussion questions here.

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Applications for Education
This short film could be useful as part of a lesson on the impacts of government subsidies and international trade policies on farmers in the United States. A similar short film that addresses these topics is The Luckiest Nut in the World.