Students are assigned to specific stakeholder roles (e.g. fisherman, grocer, scientist, or consumer) and use various videos and sources of information to develop their own claim about GMOs based on what they learned about their stakeholder perspective. Then, students within the stakeholder group must come to consensus about what their claim is and present that shared argument with the rest of the class. This culminates in a class discussion about the differences in perspectives that result from stakeholder’s interests and goals. As an extension, students reflect on their personal involvement in the GMO controversy as a consumer and whether they support/oppose this specific application given their own personal interests/goals.

Grade Level Range: 
Middle School (6-8)
High School (9-12)