The School Garden Curriculum: An Integrated K-8 Guide for Discovering Science, Ecology, and Whole-Systems Thinking

Awards:   Short-listed for Foreword INDIE 2019 (United States)
Author:   Kaci Rae Christopher
Publisher:   New Society Publishers
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9780865719057


Pages:   384
Publication Date:   09 May 2019
Format:   Paperback
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The School Garden Curriculum: An Integrated K-8 Guide for Discovering Science, Ecology, and Whole-Systems Thinking


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  • Short-listed for Foreword INDIE 2019 (United States)

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The world needs young people to grow into strong, scientifically literate environmental stewards. Learning gardens are great places to build this knowledge, yet until now there has been a lack of a multi-grade curriculum for school-wide teaching aimed at fostering a connection with the Earth. The School Garden Curriculum offers a unique and comprehensive framework, enabling students to grow their knowledge throughout the school year and build on it from kindergarten to eighth grade. From seasonal garden activities to inquiry projects and science-skill building, children will develop organic gardening solutions, a positive land ethic, systems thinking, and instincts for ecological stewardship.

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Author:   Kaci Rae Christopher
Publisher:   New Society Publishers
Imprint:   New Society Publishers
Weight:   0.880kg
ISBN:  

9780865719057


ISBN 10:   0865719055
Pages:   384
Publication Date:   09 May 2019
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Out of stock   Availability explained
The supplier is temporarily out of stock of this item. It will be ordered for you on backorder and shipped when it becomes available.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments Introduction: Where Permaculture and Science Meet Kindergarten: An Introduction to Gardening Fall: Getting to Know the Garden Winter: Pollination and Seeds Spring: Insects and Garden Species First Grade - Grade One: Seeds Fall: The Edible Parts of Plants Winter: Traveling Seeds Spring: Sprouting Seeds Experiment Second Grade - Grade Two: Pollinators and Cycles Fall: Seasons and Garden Changes Winter: Beneficial Insects and Birds Spring: Observing Pollinators Third Grade - Grade Three: Becoming Soil Scientists Fall: The Garden Ecosystem Winter: Soil Vitality Experiment Spring: Fostering Healthy Soils Fourth Grade - Grade Four: Vermicomposting Fall: Becoming a Worm Expert Winter: Mini Worm Bin Project Spring: Worms Help Grow a Healthier Garden Fifth Grade - Grade Five: Composting Fall: Composting Basics Winter: Compost in a Jar Experiment Spring: Healthy Soils and Garden Plants Sixth Grade - Grade Six: Rain Gardens Fall: The Way Water Moves Winter: Rain Garden Design Spring: Building a Rain Garden Leadership and Stewardship Seventh Grade - Grade Seven: Renewable Resources Fall: Catching and Storing Energy Winter: Valuing Renewable and Natural Resources Spring: Using Small and Slow Solutions Eighth Grade - Grade Eight: Leadership and Stewardship Fall: Energy Cycles and Conservation Winter: Designing Systems Spring: Supporting Biodiversity Endnotes Appendix A: Next Generation Science Standards Appendix B: Resources Index About the Author About New Society Publishers

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Kaci Rae Christopher is the volunteer Farm and Garden Educator for Oregon's Redband Ranch. She was previously the School Garden Coordinator for the Springwater Environmental Sciences School, the Outdoor Educator for ERA, and worked on education farms, community supported agriculture initiatives, and farm schools. Her passion is fostering a healthy land ethic, personal empowerment, and environmental literacy in children of all ages through outdoor immersion and skill building in order to inspire generations of changemakers. Currently pursuing her MFA at OSU-Cascades, on most days Kaci Rae can be up to her elbows in soil or hiking new trails with her husband and two dogs. She lives in Bend, Oregon.

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