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Paperback – 320 pages
8 Inches × 10 Inches (w × h)

Weight: 879 Grams
BISAC: EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / Science & Technology
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 9780865719057
Pub. Date: 2019-04-23

About the Author

Kaci Rae Christopher

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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The School Garden Curriculum

An Integrated K-8 Guide for Discovering Science, Ecology, and Whole-Systems Thinking

by Kaci Rae Christopher



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.

The book offers:

  • A complete K-8 school-wide framework
  • Over 200 engaging, weekly lesson plans – ready to share
  • Place-based activities, immersive learning, and hands-on activities
  • Integration of science, critical thinking, permaculture, and life skills
  • Links to Next Generation Science Standards
  • Further resources and information sources.

A model and guide for all educators, The School Garden Curriculum is the complete package for any school wishing to use ecosystem perspectives, science, and permaculture to connect children to positive land ethics, personal responsibility, and wonder, while building vital lifelong skills.

Note: For Owners of the Book, School Garden Curriculum Worksheets are available for free download at:
https://tinyurl.com/SGC-Worksheets

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