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In this lesson, students use their five senses to explore the Edible Schoolyard Chicken Yard, learn about different types of the same animal, and use their bodies to move through the garden. "Little Hands Love Chickens" is one of three stations in our Kindergarten...

Place of Learning: Garden
Type: Lessons
Uploaded byHailey Moses
Grades: Pre-K, Kindergarten

 What does your school need? What are your skills? Where is your interest? If good and seasonal food, agriculture, nutrition, wellness, pleasure, health, environment, education, systems thinking, taxes, public policy, the local economy and community are some of the...

Place of Learning: Cafeteria
Type: School Lunch Reform
Uploaded byKarla Cook
Grades: Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2 , Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6

Seed to Plate is a six lesson module designed to teach children where food comes from.  And why what they eat matters.  Kids don't just watch.  They dig, think and do.  Then they pick, prepare and eat.  Lessons are correlated to National Health...

Place of Learning: Garden, Kitchen, Academic Classroom
Type: Lessons
Uploaded byGrant Brigham
Grades: Grade 2 , Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8

Growing Healthy Habits provides the framework that transforms the gardening experience into a nutrition education program.  Lessons help students develop an appreciation for fresh fruits and vegetables as they learn about the growing process.  While...

Place of Learning: Garden, Kitchen, Academic Classroom
Type: Lessons
Uploaded byHeather Buritsch
Grades: Pre-K, Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2 , Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5

 A template for farm field trips

Place of Learning: Garden, Academic Classroom
Type: Other
Uploaded byK Sims
Grades: Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2 , Grade 3, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8

 In this lesson, students examine the process of seed starting (germination) and the life cycle of a plant. 

Place of Learning: Garden
Type: Lessons
Uploaded byRachel Harms
Grades: Grade 2

 This curriculum was created to be used in the educational workshops Cultivating Dreams offers to women at the California Institute for Women, CIW. Many of these women are serving life sentences, and have been inside for many years. In creating this lesson plan we had to...

Place of Learning: Academic Classroom
Type: Other
Uploaded byJulia Howard
Programs: Cultivating Dreams
Grades: Adults/Professionals

 I gave students a pre-questionaire before we went to the organic farm as part of our farm to school grant we recieved from Whole Foods.  I was able to see if students were influenced positively by the garden experience and for them to try to grow their own food and...

Place of Learning: Garden, Cafeteria
Type: Other
Uploaded byJennifer Sauer
Grades: Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8

Behavior Chart (Ethnogram)

Pick one individual animal out of the flock to study and use this chart to record your sheep or lamb’s (or cow, horse, pig, bird) behavior.  Ethnography is the study of behavior that uses observations and descriptions of...

Place of Learning: Garden, Kitchen, Cafeteria, Academic Classroom
Type: Other
Uploaded byVera Simon-Nobes
Grades: Pre-K, Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2 , Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, College/University, Adults/Professionals, Other

 COOKING CALABASH SOUP
By Second Graders, Cedar Cannon, Clara Goltz, Maddy Russ

On Wednesday, Mrs. Fake’s second grade class at Great Salt Bay School in Damariscotta made calabash soup. A calabash is the African word for squash or gourd.

Morgan...

Place of Learning: Academic Classroom
Type: Other
Uploaded byKaren Kleinkopf
Grades: Grade 2