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Future curriculum connections

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Future curriculum connections

  1. 1. What can we do to take care of our Community Garden?<br />
  2. 2. These are the some questions that we need to answer:<br />
  3. 3. Measurements<br />What measurements should we use to build the new boxes? (S M)<br />How many more bamboo stakes should we buy to complete building the fence?<br />How much sand and pebbles would we need to cover the pathway and reduce the occurrence of flooding? <br />ES-GR2, Gr4, MS-COW, GR 5 Math, HS-Gr 9 Math<br />
  4. 4. PLANTS<br />What plants are growing in the garden? <br />What are these plants used for?<br />How many different types of plants are growing in the garden?<br />How can we track the growth and productivity of our plants?<br />Gr 1 Growth, Gr 6-Relationships<br />
  5. 5. Are the plants in the community garden healthy? <br />What do the plants need to be healthy?<br />What can we do to help plants that are not healthy?<br />
  6. 6. What plants should we grow at the garden? <br />Which plants would be the most suitable to plant at different times of the year?<br />Which area is the most productive?<br />What factors are affecting the growth of the plants? Gr 1 Growth<br />How often should we water the plants?<br />Gr 1 Growth<br />
  7. 7. Which indigenous plants would be the best plants to introduce to the garden? Gr3 Biodiversity<br />Which plants should be removed or transplanted?<br />Which plants repel unwanted pests?<br />ECLC-Gr 1 Growth, Gr2 Interconnectedness, Gr3 Biodiversity<br />
  8. 8. SOIL<br />How healthy is the soil in the community garden? What can we do to assess the soil quality?<br />What can we do to improve the soil quality?<br />How can we use our food waste to increase the nutrient content of the soil?<br />MS Science<br />Grade 7 Quarter 1—Identity—student can study microbes in the garden soil/vermicompost.<br />Grade8 Quarter 3—Power—students can do a garden soil/vermicompost analysis while learning about chemistry.  <br />
  9. 9. ECOSYSTEMS<br />Is the community garden an ecosystem?<br />What problems does it currently face? <br />What problems have been overcome in the past?<br />How has the community garden changed since it was built in 2009? Gr 2 Time<br />
  10. 10. What living organisms can we identify in the garden?<br />How are the living organisms interconnected? <br />What life cycles can be identified within the garden?<br />How do we know if the community garden is a thriving ecosystem?<br />Gr 2-Interconnectedness, Gr 4 Systems<br />
  11. 11. Why are there earthworms in the soil?<br />Are all the plants growing in the garden indigenous to the Philippines?<br />What would happen if we introduced an invasive species?<br />How can we solve the infestation problems without using chemical pesticides? What substances could we use as organic pesticides?<br />Gr2-Interconnectedness, Gr 4-Systems,MS Science<br />Grade8<br />Quarter 4—AFC (Arguing for Change)—possibilities in sustainability (composting, food growth and consumption) and perhaps native VS invasive species…<br />
  12. 12. SUSTAINABLE DESIGN<br />How effective is the current layout of the community garden with regards to the following factors: <br />Student Access (ES, MS, HS)<br />Water Drainage<br />Crop yield<br /> Are there any other contributing factors to assess?<br />
  13. 13. How can the layout of the garden be changed to:<br />Improve access for MS and HS students<br />Improve the water drainage during the rainy season<br />Reduce the occurrence of soil erosion<br />Increase the nutrient content of the soil<br />Increase the amount of food produced<br />Grade8 Quarter 4—AFC (Arguing for Change)—possibilities in sustainability (composting, food growth and consumption) and perhaps native VS invasive species…<br />HS Environmental Science<br />
  14. 14. What is a more sustainable layout for our garden? <br />How can we re-design the garden in a more sustainable and cost-effective manner?<br />Where could another garden be built that would allow for HS access and use?<br />
  15. 15. IMPACT ON ENVIRONMENT<br />How can we show respect and care for our natural world? <br />What can we do to protect our local environment?<br />Why is there so much trash in the garden? Who is responsible for putting it there and who should remove it?<br />Who is breaking the plants in the playground and planting it in the garden?<br />
  16. 16. What can we do as responsible global citizens that contribute to the overall benefit of the community garden?<br />What positive action can we take to nurture the community garden?<br />Are there any other areas that would be better suited to build another more sustainable and productive garden? Would a rooftop garden work?<br />HS Environmental Science<br />
  17. 17. Answering the questions together will enable us to be:<br />Global citizens who display our<br />school-wide goals, involving our<br />community in sustainable solutions<br />and positive action that safeguard<br />our environment<br />
  18. 18. Our community garden is a space in which we can be:<br />Balanced <br />Creative <br />Responsible <br />Caring <br />Ethical/Fair <br />Self-directed<br />
  19. 19. It is also a space that encourages us to we develop the following skills:<br />Connection and Collaboration<br />Personal management <br />Research<br />Critical Thinking and Problem Solving<br />Communication<br />
  20. 20. So why should we take care of our Community Garden?? <br />
  21. 21. So that we can take care of ourselves, our community and our beautiful planet!<br />

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