ERIC Number: ED239917
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
The Growing Classroom: A Garden-Based Science and Nutrition Curriculum for 2nd through 6th Grades. Book 1: Becoming a Farmer.
Appel, Gary; And Others
This guide for starting a school garden is Book One in Project Life Lab's (Santa Cruz, California) three-part curriculum for a garden-based science and nutrition program for grades 2-6. The curriculum is designed for use as an integrated program, but the books can be used independently. It is suggested that the use of student journals can greatly enhance the effectiveness of the curriculum by providing a place for students to record data and observations as well lessons. Divided into three sections, this book covers: (1) planning, preparing, and sowing the garden site; (2) creating support for the project from teachers, students, parents, and the school administration; and (3) a step-by-step approach to the fundamentals of gardening. Each lesson in the third section provides the stated purpose of the lesson, a list of all necessary materials, the type of activity to be carried out along with needed background information, discussion questions for tying the lesson together, and additional activities and follow-up lessons. An eight-item bibliography of additional resources is included at the end of section one of this book. (JW)
Descriptors: Demonstration Programs, Discovery Learning, Elementary Education, Environmental Education, Experiential Learning, Gardening, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Outdoor Activities, Outdoor Education, Validated Programs
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Live Oak School District, Santa Cruz, CA.