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ERIC Number: EJ995346
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1056-0300
School-Community Gardening: Learning, Living, Earning, and Giving
Gallavan, Nancy P.; Bowles, Freddie A.
Social Studies and the Young Learner, v24 n3 p13-16 Jan-Feb 2012
Elementary teacher Ms. Huff realized that her third grade students were limited in their knowledge and experiences related to gardening. Most of today's young learners in the United States do not live on farms, and few families maintain gardens. Only a few of Ms. Huff's students could say they had a family garden. In schools, students learn about origins of food, growth of plants, changes in food production, and benefits of nutrition; however, young learners rarely participate in outdoor gardening. This article describes how Ms. Huff introduced her students to community gardening, where they learned important social studies concepts and life skills concomitantly. (Contains 19 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A