Third – Fourth Grades – Mediterranean Plant Adaptations
Covers (3) 3.a, 3.b, 3.d, 5.d and (4) 3.a, 3.b
By looking closely at leaf samples of various plants growing in the garden and comparing them to others, students will begin to recognize some of the common leaf adaptations in the five mediterranean climate zones of the world.
Third – Fourth Grades – California Native People and Plants
Covers (3) 3.c, 3.1.2, 3.2.1, 3.2.2 (4) 3.a, 4.1.3, 4.2.1, 4.1
Students will gain a better understanding of how local Chumash and Salinan peoples prospered by utilizing native plant species. Students will identify these plants in our garden as well as participate in hands-on activities with artifacts and materials made from native plants.
Fifth – Sixth Grades – Mediterranean World Ethnobotany
Covers (4) 5.1.1, 5.1.2 (6) 6.1.3, 6.2.2, 6.4.1 (7) 7.2.5, 7.6.1, 7.11.2
Students will combine knowledge from social studies with that of plant science to study mediterranean climate ethnobotany. Students will be introduced to the study of how people from these climatic regions have used plants. Folklore & legends are told from ancient Greece & Rome.