How can you encourage students' curiosity and understanding of California food? Here are Five Things You Can Do to that support teaching and learning about fresh, healthy California food, the people who provide it, and how it grows.
Use Big Ideas: A New Alignment with Academic Standards to teach key concepts that link food, culture, health, and the environment and align them with recent academic standards. GET BIG IDEAS HERE ›
Organize a visit to a local farm, farmers' market, or grocery store, or invite a farmer or chef to visit your classroom or school.
Host a delicious taste test that showcases a variety of California crops with Savoring California: A Comparative Tasting of California Fruits and Vegetables, a classroom lesson for grades 3-5. GET THE LESSON HERE ›
See how garden education can advance students' ecological understanding in this video, "Interactions in the Garden." SEE THE VIDEO ›
Learn how foods and flavors from around the world influence what we eat with The Migration of Food, a classroom lesson for grades 6-8. GET THE LESSON HERE ›
California Thursdays is a collaboration between the Center for Ecoliteracy and participating school districts to serve healthy, freshly prepared school meals made from California-grown food.