Value creating in the classroom/community
What if we planted our own garden that everybody helped take care of!?
Yea! And we can plant fruits and vegetables that we can eat!
What about in that park over there? It's in the middle of the neighborhood so it will be easy for everybody to get to.
Students are sitting in a circle during snack time. It is Spring. They are talking about their choices for snack time. Most of the kids have chips. The teacher reminds them of the healthy snack policy. A student mentions how there are not many healthy snack options at the corner store where they shop. Another student says that she does not have fresh fruit at home because they are too expensive to buy at the store.
This will be a great spot!
Students discuss the need in their community for healthier options, and what they want they can do about it. They have been learning about the life cycle of a plant in science, and have been discussing what they want to do for their final project. Their final project is something that benefits the whole community.
The students decide to plant a garden to provide them with healthier snack options. The students decide to go on a search for a good location in the neighborhood to start their garden.
The students find a spot.
The students go to the library to read about the best types of edible plants that can grow in the city. They then take a field trip to the store to buy the needed supplies.
The whole community (including families and business owners) come out and plant the community garden, led by the students of the class. Another scene is shot where the community is seen having a garden party with all of the harvested vegetables.
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