ERIC Number: ED376975
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching in the Whole Garden.
Noting the importance of agriculture in a developing nation, this manual provides primary school teachers with ideas for lessons and activities that can be taught in the school garden setting to improve students' application of skills acquired in class. The guide provides examples of specific lesson plans in science, math, social studies, and English language. It includes lessons for three terms adapted to crops viable for each of those seasons. It covers planning, site selection, soil science, planting and cultivation, harvesting, preserving, and marketing. The first part of the guide presents six class syllabi, including main ideas, specific topics and related activities for each class stage. Activities include finding examples of specific plants in the village or at the market, learning about tools, and experimenting with growing conditions. The second part of the guide offers guidelines for planning and developing the curriculum and discipline for teaching in the garden. The third part includes several sample lesson plans with illustrations. A glossary of words frequently used in gardening is provided. (AP)
Descriptors: Agricultural Skills, Curriculum Design, Developing Nations, Elementary Education, Elementary School Curriculum, Elementary School Students, Gardening, Gardens, Integrated Curriculum, Plant Identification, Science Activities
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Peace Corps, Freetown (Sierra Leone).