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Sustainable Food project: The Food We Eat

Sustainable Food project: The Food We Eat

Driving Question: Why care about the sources of what I eat?
Learning Outcomes: What are the Enduring Understandings?
Reconcile individual rights with collective responsibilities. (Responsible and ethical
Participation and leadership are required in order to make the changes we need to make.)

What will our students know?

  • The physical spaces that make up the food commons.
  • What are their roles and responsibilities in the creation and implementation of the festival?
  • How to put on a local low impact event.
  • How to prepare a healthy and balanced menu.
  • Some of the costs and benefits of eating locally.

What will the students be able to do?
Read informative text to make predictions, find info in informational texts and prepare instructions f
* Prepare a balanced menu.
* Throw a successful, sustainable Harvest Party (in the first week of November) aligned with DGS values.
* Reflect on the Party and evaluate its success based on student and teacher created criteria

PBL Unit Overview:

PBL Unit Summary
First trimester EFS unit is to plan and put on a Harvest Festival during the first week of November. The festival will include a maximum of locally grown food from DGS gardens, Sprout City farm and students’ families’ gardens. The festival itself will be a performance assessment. Throughout this unit students will be coming up with a vision for the event, marketing the event, planning the event, forming committees in order get the job done, working together to implement the entire plan, including the clean up.

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