As the old saying goes, you are what you eat. And as put forth in the upcoming National Geographic TV series EAT: The Story of Food, our adventurous appetites have driven “nearly everything we’ve ever done” as a species.
It’s an interesting take on human history backed-up colorfully and with educational impact in Nat Geo’s six-hour miniseries, set to premiere in November.
Just in time for Thanksgiving.
The series arrives as part of the National Geographic Society’s recently-announced multi-year commitment to exploring issues relating to food security and how we create sustainable food systems—an educational initiative spread across various platforms including television, live events, apps, interactive web-based tools and National Geographic magazine.
It’s a virtual banquet of educational resources, so to speak, and one we’d encourage you and your students to sample. The TV series will take-in science, history, health education, timely issues of sustainability, cultural studies and lots, lots more. For a full episodic breakdown, visit the official Story of Food web site, where you’ll also find a link to supporting materials and suggested activities for K-12 educators.
Hope that’s whet your appetite. Now dig in!
EAT: The Story of Food airs in three parts, November 21-23 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, on the National Geographic Channel (DIRECTV channel 276).
—Stephen Vincent D’Emidio
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