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Educational Presentations

Our free lessons can be adapted for a wide range of audiences. We have specialized versions for various high school and college subjects as well as for businesses, non-profits, and faith communities.

  • Live, In-Person Lessons: One of our educational coordinators can come into your classroom and teach an interactive lesson or give an engaging lecture, focusing on your class’s curricular needs.
  • Live Virtual Presentation: One of our educational coordinators can join your class virtually and present via Zoom or whichever medium you are using to connect with students.
  • Pre-Recorded Video with Supplemental Materials: We also offer our Hidden In Plain Bite video, which offers the same information as our traditional presentation in an entertaining, 37-minute format. Since the video is up on YouTube it’s easy to show in class or to send to students as an assignment. We can also provide a worksheet that accompanies the video, as well discussion questions and activities for students to complete as supplemental assignments. Alternatively, our Rotten Truth series offers short comedic reports (á la the Daily Show) on individual topics, such as factory farming’s connection to pandemics, climate change, worker exploitation, and more.
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Our unique approach sets us apart from other organizations. In order to make the greatest impact, we carefully customize our presentations to best meet the interests of your class or group.

High School Presentations

While FFAC’s classroom programming is ideal for science, social studies, English, philosophy, and health classes, we’ve adapted our lessons to nearly every subject area—and will customize according to your needs.
We offer our in-person and virtual presentations in three learning formats:

Traditional lecture: this format requires a single class period and, while holistically addressing the impacts on animals, social justice, health, and the environment, can also focus more in-depth on any of these aspects to best fit your curriculum.

Single-period Interactive Lesson: this format allows students to co-construct knowledge around our food system, focusing on depth of understanding rather than breadth of information.

Discussion-based lesson: this format offers students ample opportunity to think critically about issues such as environmental ethics, worker exploitation, and animal welfare and to brainstorm their own solutions. To prepare for the lesson, students watch a video of the traditional presentation in class the day before we come in, and can complete a worksheet to use as a basis for our lesson the following day. This is a fantastic option if you have time to show the 37-minute video.

To supplement the lesson we conduct with your class, we offer additional resources that include follow up lesson plans and pre- and post-presentation discussion questions and activities.
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College and University Presentations

FFAC’s college programming educates students on factory farming’s impacts on animals, social justice, the environment, and health, and includes engaging lectures for a wide range of subjects such as

  • Environmental science
  • American history
  • Gender studies
  • Economics
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Culinary arts
  • Health
  • And many others
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Testimonials

"This presentation really showed me exactly how destructive our consumption of meat is to the environment. I also did not know the scale of factory farming in the country. It really inspired me to make changes in my day to day life." - High School Student
"As an Environmental Science student, I'm constantly thinking about how to mitigate my impacts on the environment, from the kind of car I buy, to what clothes I buy. This presentation has made me be more conscious about the impacts I'm making through my food choices, and that I should rethink what I consume." - College Student
"I (and other teachers at my high school) invite FFAC back at least once a year to work with our students. They interact easily with even the most skeptical students, using a perfect combination of factual information and compassion….every student leaves the presentation with a stronger understanding of the complex issues involved in the practice of factory farming, a well as a sense of personal empowerment to make change in the world." - High School Teacher

Topics Covered

Below is a list of some of the impacts of factory farming we cover in our programming; we can tailor our programming to meet your classroom learning needs:

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Environment and Climate Change

  • How animal agriculture contributes to anthropogenic climate change.
  • How animal agriculture contributes to global deforestation.
  • How factory farming depletes land and water.
  • How animal agriculture pollutes air and water, creating human health hazards.
  • What percentage of greenhouse gas emissions is attributable to factory farms, and why there is disagreement within the scientific community
  • Agriculture, including feed conversion ratios, atmospheric C02 resulting from land use change, what are the inputs to aquaculture, etc.
  • Future of food: cellular and cultivated meats
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Social Justice

  • Slaughterhouse work
  • Forced labor in the fishing industry
  • Impacts for small family farms
  • Impacts on indigenous communities
  • Factory farming pollution in communities
  • What a just food system might look like
  • Environmental justice
  • Connections between the food justice and racial justice movements
  • Federal policies for the animal agricultural sector
  • Feminist theory
  • Ableist theory
  • Speciesism
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Human Health

  • Antibiotics given to factory farmed animals
  • Hormones given to farmed animals
  • Links between factory farming and pandemics
  • Toxins released from manure lagoons
  • Healthy eating and nutrition
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Animals

  • The treatment of animals on factory farms
  • New research on animal sentience
  • The ethics of eating animals
  • Animal rights theory
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