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Honduras: Seventh Grade-Lesson 2

Finding the Top Bananas

Elementary, Middle, Secondary

Description

In this unit students will learn more about banana production in Honduras, how bananas are used and consumed in their own community, and they will create their own banana certification standards. Students may participate in a field trip to a local grocery store, and learn about consumer-driven markets from a variety of sources. Students will complete brochures to show what they have learned. 

There are opportunities within this plentiful resource for important learning within a student's own community and the world community. The resource includes beautiful slideshows of the rainforest and provides a certificate of completion for students who complete the unit.   

General Assessment

What skills does this resource explicitly teach?

This resource explicitly teaches students how to make a brochure.

Strengths

  • This resource is engaging to students and easy to use. 
  • There are lots of additional resources listed on the website.
  • There is an assessment tool included.
  • There are interesting extension activities.

Weaknesses

  • The assessment needs a rubric and some reflection.
  • The field trip to the grocery store is suggested in the lesson plan as a possibility, but it should be a stronger focus in the lesson.

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Themes Addressed

  • Food & Agriculture (3)

    • Food Security
    • Organic Farming
    • Subsistence Farming