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ERIC Number: EJ895311
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8121
Using Funds of Knowledge in an Ethnically Concentrated Classroom Environment to Teach Nutrition
Fraser-Abder, Pamela; Doria, John A.; Yang, Ji-Sup; De Jesus, Angela
Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, v47 n4 p141-150 2010
The concept of funds of knowledge, as applied to an ethnically popular fruit, is the focus of this module. Teachers can use this concept to create contextually meaningful experiments that can contribute to a culturally relevant and more fully developed educational unit focusing on the science of nutrition and reflecting content Standards A and C. This module was designed for middle school science teachers who are working in multiethnic classroom environments. Lesson plans and compact quizzes that will help the instructor teach and assess a student's understanding of the basic food groups within the food pyramid are provided. (Contains 4 figures and 2 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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