Creation of school wide recycling program in cooperative learning groups, student jigsaws,
Major Teaching Strategies & Co-Teaching Approaches
The major teaching strategies will include cooperative leaning, direct instruction and parallel co-teaching.
Students will use a variety of student groupings depending on the class and the activity:
Specific Resources Needed
- Instruction - Students will need computer and internet access, art supplies and poster paper
- Recycle Project - school permission, plastic bags, bins, and a location to rinse and sort
- Community Garden - 2x8 sized lumber, soil, seeds and plants, watering cans, garden tools, garden signs
Use of Technology
Students will use technology in several ways; for research and website creation.
Students will create a scale drawing of garden design including mathematical calculations and measurements and biological diversity represented in appealing visual manner. Additionally students will create posters to promote recycling and garden. The student website will also feature their art and designs.
Social Justice and Equity
In order to help feed local low SES family have equal access to organic fruit and vegetables students will create and maintain a community garden. This garden will make eating nutritious fresh produce accessible to all not just those who can afford it. Students who contribute to the manual labor will will have first choice in produce selection.
Content will inspire students to create a more equitable environment for future generations by changing bad habitats and improving environmental practices.
Service Learning Component
Students will participate in two opportunities for service learning; a school wide recycling project and a community garden.