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In this unit, students will be learning about the journey of their food: from commercial farms to processing plants and how it arrives on the grocery store shelves we buy it from. Each lesson has a hot-button topic to address some of the deep controversy and different ideas and opinions about food, and we leave lots of open-ended discussion for you to decide as a family what you think.
Your unit project for this unit includes learning how to create a shopping list, recognizing the different prices of food and what can affect that price, observing the difference between organic vs. non-organic food, imported vs. local food, fair trade, and more. Students will create a food log, track where the food in their pantry comes from, and finish off the unit by writing, "The Story of my Food." With hands-on experiments, a blog post full of resources and videos, engaging lessons, and rich discussions everyone is sure to enjoy their studies!
What to buy? You will need to purchase a physical workbook for each child as well as a Teacher's Guide for yourself. The Teacher's Guides contain all the actual teaching, they are not just for answers, so they are critical to your lessons. Printed books are printed on 32lb. paper and are shipped to you coil bound.
How long are units designed to last? Each unit is designed to be 4-5 weeks. Our main units and most of our mini units include 20 lessons and can be done as a 4-day school week (lasting 5 weeks) or a 5-day school week (lasting 4 weeks) to offer flexibility. You're in control! Set a schedule that works best for your family and your pace will dictate how quickly you complete any given unit.
Teacher's Guide: 154 pages
Pre-Reader: 60 pages
Early Reader: 142 pages
Early Elementary: 132 pages
Upper Elementary: 130 pages
Middle School: 130 pages
High School: 136 pages