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resources for elementary/middle schools

  • Subject: [cg] resources for elementary/middle schools
  • From: "Nancy Davenport" <ndavenport@ebcc-school.org>
  • Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2001 11:00:59 -0800

As requested, here is some more information on the titles I listed.  I
haven't ordered any of these for about a year, so the prices may have

Food for Thought:  Lessons from the Land (put out by Sonoma County
Agricultural Literacy Project).  It's geared towards grades 3-6, but I found
it useful for older grades as well.
Contact:  Sonoma Agricultural Literacy Project
Wanda Tapia, (707) 565-2621
UC Cooperative Extension
2604 Ventura Ave.
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Checks payable to UC Regents, $15.00/binder

The Growing Classroom (Roberta Jaffe, Gary Appel, published by Addison
Wesley).  Curriculum from LifeLab in Santa Cruz, the all-purpose,
we-have-lessons-on-just-about-everything.  Aimed at K-6.  The ISBN is
0130900702.  Normally you could contact Addison-Wesley directly, at (800)
282-0693, but they said they're sold out and don't foresee restocking.  I
looked on amazon.com, and they have it for $22.40 (normally $32).  Barnes
and Noble online doesn't seem to have it.  It's a great book; this edition
came out in May and it's already sold out.

French Fries and the Food System:  A year-round curriculum connecting youth
with farming and food (Sara Coblyn, a publication of the Food Project,
www.thefoodproject.org).  More aimed at middle and high school.  Contact
them directly at their website.  Each copy costs $24.95.

Paul Fleischman, Seedfolks, a short novel told from the point of view of a
diverse group of people who make a community garden out of an abandoned lot.
You can get this just about anywhere.  Amazon, for instance, lists it for
4.95 paperback.  It's a great read-alound book, or you can get a class set.

Good luck!
Nancy Davenport
Project YES
East Bay Conservation Corps
(510) 992-7832

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