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Where Does Our Food Come From?

A lesson to help grade 3-8 students appreciate the impact our food system has on climate change

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Feeding Plants to Feed the World

A sequence of activities to teach the nutrient story to middle and high school students

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Ecojustice Education through Pictures

A visual approach for exploring environmental justice in education

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A Reel-y Authentic Food Truck

High school students experience deep learning while creating a food truck that shows movies

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The Giving of the Gardens

Inspiring a new year of growth by sharing garden accomplishments with next year’s gardeners

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Slow Cookers for Kids

A unique way to build an interest in, and the skills needed to cook healthy local foods

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Harvesting Life Lessons

How Youth Farm Projects teach teens a lot more than gardening

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Coconutty Classes

A profile of a 3 week thematic unit for grades 6-8 that focuses on a tropical fruit that masquerades as a nut.
AN EXCERPT FROM GREEN TEACHER'S SPRING 2013 ISSUE.

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School Food Gardens in Multicultural Inner-city Settings

A model for maintaining gardening programs year round through school-community partnerships.

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Rethinking Lunchtime: Making Lunch an Integral Part of Education

How the Berkeley School Lunch Initivative enhanced lunchtime learning for 4th and 5th grade students at John Muir Elementary.

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Food Justice Empowers Teenagers

Students from low-income families probe inequity around healthy, affordable food in their high school language arts class.

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Getting Fresh with Farm-to-School Programs

By making direct connections between growers and schools, farm-to-school programs provide local markets for family farmers and healthier food choices for schoolchildren.

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Salad Farmers

A first-grade class in New York City tries to grow their own food as part of an integrated unit that combined science, social studies and literacy.

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Environmental Education After-School Programs

As after-school programs gain in popularity, environmental educators have new opportunities to apply their expertise in a fun and flexible learning environment. The article offers environmental education lesson plans that program designers can easily integrate into their after-school programs.

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Food for Thought: Practicing Conservation at the Table

These activities help raise awareness about the environmental impacts of the global food system, and teach students about food waste and the importance of food conservation. The activities are appropriate for students of many ages, and can be adapted to most settings and program formats.

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The Dinner Game

A fun and enlightening game for high school (and older) students that demonstrates the true costs of dinner when the environmental costs of producing various food items are considered. This activity introduces the concepts of environmental tax reform and “life-cycle assessment”.

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