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ERIC Number: EJ912179
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1056-0300
Young Citizens Take Action for Better School Lunches
Serriere, Stephanie; Mitra, Dana; Cody, Jennifer
Social Studies and the Young Learner, v23 n2 p4-8 Nov-Dec 2010
In this article, the authors describe how they used student's complaints about limited salad choices in the cafeteria as the focus of a class project. Following steps of the Project Citizen protocol of the Center for Civic Education, the authors facilitated students' efforts, which included researching the problem, talking with adult administrators and fellow students, and proposing solutions. This article outlines how young learners posed an authentic question from their personal experiences at school, spoke publicly to their entire school body, conducted surveys and research, analyzed data, presented their evidence and arguments to school staff and administrators, and reached a solution. (Contains 13 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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