PBL CURRICULUM FOR GRADES 3 – 12
The intent of this experiential process is for young people to gain a connection between the land they live on, the food they eat and the prosperity they create. This module will engage youth in exploring the natural resources and cultivating ancestral knowledge that exists within each of them and their communities. Youth will design projects to bring healthy food consciousness and prosperity into their communities.
In this engaging and influential program, youth will:
- understand the intricacies of farming.
- get involved in the process of farming.
- develop the sense of patience and discipline to harvest.
- understand economic viability of the agriculture industry.
- research and understand food systems.
- adapt the skills and habits necessary to take charge of their own food system.
- learn to change the narrative around their relationship with food.
- connect to their ancestral knowledge in relation to food.
- redesign their perception of food through storytelling.
- dive deep into the oral history of food culture.
- understand land stewardship and build a symbiotic relationship with the land.
- connect the food justice system globally.
- understand the global issue on food disparity through the prism of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
PROCESSES & ACTIVITIES
- Understand how our relation with food such as eating, cooking and gardening can paint a broader picture of how we connect to our land.
- Understand our roots through food.
- Understand the global context of the food issue.
- Understand your environment better through research and observation about food.
- Propose a solution to create a positive change in your community.
- Focus on creating a pilot project as a solution for the problem you find in your community related to food & land.
COURSE OUTLINE FOR EDUCATORS
- Introduction to Empowering Minds PBL Curricula
- Creating an Entrepreneurial Mindset
- Effective Facilitation
- An Introduction to Project-Based Learning
- PBLWorks Gold Standards
- Introduction & Facilitation Training
- Knowledge Assessment
Urban Farming PBL Curriculum
- Facilitator's Guide
- Prezi Presentation
- Evaluation Rubric
All our project based learning curricula contain a career pathway component, which helps youth explore career options in various industries.
REAL WORLD LEARNING EXPERIENCE
Your students will participate in the virtual annual Symposium where they will present their projects to professionals & business owners.
Your high school students will get the opportunity to participate in the Youth Entrepreneurship Annual Competition.
MENTORSHIP & COACHING
Your students will also get a chance to receive coaching and mentorship from professionals & business owners and also valuable feedback.
Youth will learn to use Canva which is a free-to-use online graphic design tool used create social media posts, presentations, posters, videos, logos and more.
Youth will learn to use Prezi, a web-based tool for creating presentations which uses different media types to help make whatever is being shown as engaging as possible.
Youth will learn to use Microsoft PowerPoint, a program that empowers you to create clean slideshow presentations and intricate pitch decks.
Youth will learn to create and edit videos using tools like Windows Movie Maker, adding music and record presentations and PSA as a group or as an individual.
Step-by-step Prezi Guide (Lesson Plans)
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