Should the Use of Trans Fats in Foods be Regulated?

This Should the Use of Trans Fats in Foods be Regulated? lesson plan also includes:

As part of a series of exercises that prepare learners to engage in meaningful, academic discussion of controversial issues, individuals interview classmates and record their responses on the provided opinion continuum. To prepare for the activity, class members read an annotated academic text, a fact sheet, and an evidence and perspectives sheet of information about the use of trans fats in foods. 

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Classroom Considerations
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • Class members are provided with information, on both sides of the question, that they can use to support their stance
  • Sentence frames help interviewees formulate their responses
  • A grammar exercise is also included
Cons
  • Consider updating the information in the 2013 fact sheet