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Author

Ecosia

Grades

6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subjects

Science, Biology, Earth and Space Sciences, World Languages, Spanish

Resource Type

  • Videos, 7 minutes, 4 seconds, CC, Subtitles

Regional Focus

Europe

Format

YouTube Video

Why This Retired Farmer Plants Trees

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Synopsis
  • This video from Ecosia introduces students to Manuel, who is using regenerative agriculture practices to revitalize nature in his hometown in Spain. 
  • Students will learn about topics including biodiversity, monocultures, deforestation, composting, and soil erosion. 
Teaching Tips

Positives

  • Farmer Manuel is inspiring and informative. 
  • Although regenerative agriculture practices can be applied globally, this is a personal story about a man and his response to soil erosion in his hometown. 

Additional Prerequisites

  • The video is in Spanish with English subtitles. 
  • There is an error in the translation at 4:15. 

Differentiation

Scientist Notes
This resource is a 7-minute video consisting primarily of an interview with a Spanish farmer (speaking Spanish with English subtitles) and regenerative agriculture practitioner. The farmer discusses the damage done to agricultural land due to poor land management and soil erosion, and his strategies for regenerating the soil and improving agricultural sustainability for his almond trees. He discusses multiple strategies, but this resource focuses on the planting of trees. This resource is recommended for teaching.
Standards
  • Science
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • MS-ESS3-3. Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment.
      • HS-ESS3-3. Create a computational simulation to illustrate the relationships among management of natural resources, the sustainability of human populations, and biodiversity.
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