Monday, August 28, 2006

Where does Food come from?

Today was the first day back to school! Schedules are crazy, students are confused, but the adventure of the new year has begun. I started off today with our exciting new course called Food! at June Jordan School for Equity. I'm co-teaching the course with one of the school's Directors, Mr. Alexander.

Today we asked the question, "Where does our Food come from?" and students traced their favorite foods back to the source: plants and animals growing at happy, healthy farms. . . RIGHT?! All our first images of farms were tall red barns, green grass, animals grazing. Tomorrow we'll debate whether these images represent illusion or reality.

Here are some students' maps of the path of their food: