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        Ancient and Modern Worlds | Global Oneness Project

        In an age of rising populations and climate change, global food security is a major concern. New farming technologies and market-based agriculture provide one answer while traditional farming practices and natural resource management provide another.

        Students watch the film,  A Thousand Suns by Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee, about the traditional farmers of the African Rift Valley and their unique world-view.

        In this lesson, students examine the impacts of globalization and climate change on traditional farming in the Gamo Highlands of the Rift Valley. Students identify ways that Gamo farming is linked to a unique holistic worldview and debate whether globalization is having a positive or negative impact on Gamo culture. Reflective writing prompts are also included for students to demonstrate their understanding of the story.

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        In this lesson, students watch a film about the Gamo people of the Ethiopian Rift Valley and explore how their ancient worldview raises questions about our modern way of life.

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