Growing Our Own Food

We wanted to ensure that the key concepts and student learning outcomes in the Curriculum for a Sustainable Future can be used in Alberta classrooms, and add value to classroom teaching and learning. The answer is YES. This powerful learning story from Kaeli Benoit's grades 1 and 2 class is one of 13 that showcases the use of the Curriculum for a Sustainable Future. 

A BIG thank you to the school divisions and teachers that willingly shared their classroom learning stories via video and included a detailed Project Overview.

Rocky View Schools - Glenbow School, Sarah Thompson School, Banded Peak School, Mitford School, Cochrane High School, Langdon School, and Manachaban School
Westmount Charter School
Foothills School Division  - Westmount School
Canadian Rockies Public Schools - Alpenglow School

Thank you to Deb Rougeau-Bell who supported and worked with the teachers on this initiative. 

 

Growing Our Own Food

Kaeli Benoit, Alpenglow School, Grades 1 and 2 - Canadian Rockies Public Schools

Students explored where their food comes from after creating questions based on where the food in their lunches came from. They explored their community to find answers to their questions - the grocery store, farmer's market and community garden. The students experienced all stages of growing their own food from planting, growing, and caring. They enjoyed the 'fruits of their labour' by harvesting and cooking stone soup, apple juice and bread. Students are now enthusiastic about growing their own food and expanded their pallets by trying different foods they grew.

Project Overview - what our learning looked like - Download the PDF.

“Schools should prepare us for the future, not the past. The future of the world will be built on sustainability. If we learn what sustainable technologies are available when we are in school, we will be able to help shape the future of global sustainability when we graduate.” 

- Quinn, student at Jasper Place high school in Edmonton