Sunday, March 29, 2009

Edible Schoolyard and Global Village

The Edible Schoolyard is an amazing way to incorporate several subjects into one project. This teacher had the students plant and harvest food. When the food was ready, they were able to cook and eat it as well. This is a great hands on experiment and I love the way it teaches the children material and relates to real life at the same time. Children sometimes have a hard time understanding why they have to learn the material and when they will have to use what they have learned in the real world. This kind of teaching is a great way to help the children understand and comprehend the use it had in society.

A Night in the Global Village is a great way to educate students about other cultures. They were able to see first hand how families in other cultures live and some of the problems they face. This teaches the students that hunger and poverty are more prominent in other countries and just how privileged Americans are. Most of us that are born and raised in America don't really understand the severity of the situations present in other countries. When you are able to experience that, it really makes you appreciate your country.

1 comment:

  1. I agree! I really like how it relates to life as well.