Students in the 6th grade Academy at Sebastian Middle School were met with a global question when they came to school this year. How can we feed the world’s growing population? To identify the problems with food availability, food justice and sustainable farming methods, students wrote a series of essays, conducted lots of research, went on a field trip, and had a classroom visitor. Students finalized their proposals through persuasive writing and a little engineering. Through this project-based thematic unit, students have improved in their ability to support arguments with claims and evidence through the investigation of a real-world problem.