Contributor’s Name: Abby Strietmann
This cycle of study is designed for a 7th and 8th grade Erkinder class at Clark Montessori in Cincinnati, OH. The theme of foundations interweaves concepts of working in raised bed gardens during the fall season, practicing environmental stewardship, and connecting with the Earth/nature as our common “foundation upon which we build upon.
Geared Towards seventh, eighth
Curriculum: Curriculum – Other
Tags: Middle School

Kick off: Roots!
Seminar Title: Growing Outdoors
Group Initiative: Evolution (rock, paper, scissors)
Project: Environmental Stewardship
Discussion Topics: Companion planting, carbon footprint, adaptations, climate change
Outside Opportunity: Civic Garden Center

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