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The Worldwide Potato Shortage

That's News to Me


Teens & Adults

Grades 9–12

In this digital-only lesson featuring modified content from The Washington Post, students read about the worldwide potato shortage caused by the coronavirus pandemic and extreme weather. This lesson includes comprehension and discussion questions.

  • extreme
  • flood
  • frost
  • delay
  • swap
  • reliance
  • imported
  • crops
  • dispute
  • demand
Task Content
  • Vocabulary Preview A(Matching)
  • Vocabulary Preview B(Matching)
  • Reading(Reference)
  • Comprehension(Multiple-Choice)
  • Discussion or Writing(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Personal Response(Speaking Task)