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The New Victory Garden

Grades:

7 |

Subject:

environment |

Date:

October 24, 2009

Files:

This video examines the current economic recession that is creating a renewed interest in gardening in communities across the United States. This lesson can be opening dialogue to designing a school garden or used as encouragement for students and their families to begin gardening. This lesson is 50 minutes in length.
An online connection, computers with Web browsers and audio, and concept map application are required (a digital projector is optional). Individual computers are recommended, but this lesson could also be presented on a projector with a computer that has audio capabilities.