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Darla Gerlach submitted an idea on Thursday, September 26, 2013
My Idea
Planting a Connection with Your Community
How It Works
Students will be researching various indigenous plants and trees within their community and developing one or more historical gardens that exemplify 1) how the plants contribute to the aesthetics of the community's environment; 2) the importance of preserving indigenous to educate the community on their utilization in individuals' daily lives throughout the region's history and 3) the civic duty of individuals to maintain the integrity of the physical appearance of their community and 4) establishing a common interest and bond among individual neighborhoods within a community.
Educations Level(s)
Middle School, High School
World History, Writing, Government, Social Studies
Learning Objectives
The student will understand the importance of contributing to his/her community's heritage through the study and perpetuation of indigenous plants and utilizing this research to create and maintain a community garden. Students will also develop an understanding of how various species of plants and trees were utilized in individuals' lives throughout history.
Students can structure a voluntary contribution of various indigenous plants, trees and other complimentary varieties of plants for the garden within their respective community. Gardening tools are needed as well soil, mulch and hoses for watering.
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