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In this 8th grade Garden class, students review how the 4BEs can be applied in the garden (Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsible and Be an Ally) and break into groups to work in the garden on different tasks. The time students spend working in the garden functions as hands-...

Place of Learning: Garden
Type: Lessons
Uploaded byKyle Cornforth
Grades: Grade 8

In this 8th grade science lesson, students test the pH levels of soil from three different sites in the garden to determine the level of acidity in the garden soil.

Place of Learning: Garden
Type: Lessons
Uploaded byKyle Cornforth
Grades: Grade 8

In this 8th grade science lesson, students review the six essential elements of life and discuss how they function in the garden.

Place of Learning: Garden
Type: Lessons
Uploaded byKyle Cornforth
Grades: Grade 8

In this 8th grade humanities lesson, students learn about cultural exchanges from around the Americas by rotating through three stations in the garden: the Industrial Revolution, Native Wisdom and African Slave Music.

 

Place of Learning: Garden
Type: Lessons
Uploaded byKyle Cornforth
Grades: Grade 8

In this 8th grade garden intensive, students come to garden class every day for a week and focus on a specific track that they choose for themselves from a set of four: Three Sisters, Millet for the People, Plant-a-Palooza or Sign Waves.

Place of Learning: Garden
Type: Lessons
Uploaded byKyle Cornforth
Grades: Grade 8

In this 7th grade humanities lesson, students prepare polenta and a quick tomato and pepper sauce after learning about how corn and other foods travelled to Europe via the Columbian exchange. Students use the Italian pellagra epidemic of the 18th and 19th centuries as a case...

Place of Learning: Kitchen
Type: Lessons
Uploaded byKyle Cornforth
Grades: Grade 7

In this 7th grade humanities lesson, students prepare corn tortillas, pico de gallo, beans, and roasted squash while they explore how historical foodways continue to impact cooking and eating today. Students learn about Mesoamerican agricultural techniques, compare them with...

Place of Learning: Kitchen
Type: Lessons
Uploaded byKyle Cornforth
Grades: Grade 7

In this 7th grade humanities lesson, students spend time in their traditional classroom (not the Edible Schoolyard Kitchen or Garden classroom) to discuss connections between food production, food processing, health, the environment and lifestyle while practicing academic...

Place of Learning: Kitchen
Type: Lessons
Uploaded byKyle Cornforth
Grades: Grade 7

I use them as positive behavior incentives. Each time students come to the garden there is a veggie voucher focus. Since it is the beginning of the year, currently the focus is responsibility. So each time I see a student being responsible (ie, picking up trash in the garden...

Place of Learning: Garden
Type: Program Management
Uploaded byJenny Wood
Grades: Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2 , Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5

In this 7th grade humanities lesson, students break-down winter squash, save and roast the seeds, hand-churn butter and pop two varieties of popcorn on the stove – one ancient and one modern. Students learn about the origins of corn, its nutritional and cultural...

Place of Learning: Kitchen
Type: Lessons
Uploaded byKyle Cornforth
Grades: Grade 7