Antibiotic Regulation 2 - The Partisan and Regional Divide (History/Social Science)


This lesson explores the political and regional divide that exists over the further regulation of the agriculture industry and continues to overview government regulatory agencies.


This lesson consists of a quiz and review of government regulatory agencies and the role they play in preventing an antibiotic resistant bacteria. It also introduces the discussion of the divide between political parties and regions on the further regulation of the agriculture industry.

It is important for students to understand the various perspectives present when considering how the government should or should not regulate. It is also important for students to know that they should attempt to understand all impacts that a regulation will have prior to making up their minds on all regulatory issues.

Lesson Times

Class Period
55 Minutes
Opener - Personal Question
8 Minutes
5-10 Minutes
Government Agency Homework Review
10 Minutes
Partisan and Regional Divide - T-Chart
20 Minutes
Closure - Personal Question
5 Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

K-12 Subjects
  • History/Social Science
Grade Levels
  • 12

Standards and Objectives


Next Generation Science Standards (1)
California English Common Core Standards (1)
California's 2013 CTE Standards (3)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Summarize and evaluate the regulatory process that many of the things that we consume go through in order to make it to our dinner table or lunch tray
  • Identify, explain, and synthesize the various identities and roles that the FDA, CDC, WHO and USDA have on mitigating the risk of the development of an antibiotic resistant bacteria
  • Analyze the issue of regulating antibiotic use in livestock through the perspective of Democrats/Liberals and Republicans/Conservatives and also through the perspectives of people from different regions, rural and urban

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