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Health, diet, body image, substance abuse, sexuality - resources and discussion that makes health and wellness curricula pop lives here.

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Comment by Ryan Goble on November 1, 2010 at 10:03pm
Oh annie - can you post it up above in the Discussion forum instead - that way it has a URL and I can share it with everyone on the blog and cog Monday!

Ry:)
Comment by Anne Shaw on November 1, 2010 at 8:19pm


I would like to encourage everyone to accept the invitation to participate in the Food and Culture project. It's a concrete way to get your students learning with the world instead of just about the world.

This project is designed to be flexible enough so that no matter what course or grade level you teach you can participate.

The purpose of this project is the development of a global, collaborative
classrooms project which will provide a context for students to:

* Develop knowledge, skills and habits conducive to excellent health
* Practice habits of responsible citizenship - locally to globally
* Develop Global Competencies by studying "with" the world instead of "about" the world
* Develop critical 21st Century Skills
* Become engaged in a rigorous, relevant and real-world project
* Engage the knowledge within the disciplines through research, problem solving and application
* Learn - as opposed to memorizing then forgetting discrete facts


The initial sources of inspiration for this project were:

* The book, Hungry Planet - What the World Eats, which is both a beautiful and profound essay on the people of our planet and the food they eat;
* The Edible Schoolyard Project where students grow and cook their own food, as many of the content standards are taught through this project;
* Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution, in which the goal is to change school lunch programs worldwide by providing fresh, healthy foods;
* Richard Louv's book, Last Child in the Woods, an excellent compilation of research on the relationship of being in nature to the physical and emotional health of children and the direct impact on a student's academic achievement; and
* the One Day on Earth film project, in which the goal is to create a documentary of one day on Planet Earth, and to include film footage from every country in the world.


Note: this project is not just for Family and Consumer Science classes - it is for all content areas.

Please join us!

Go to the official Food and Culture web site. In the drop down menu you will find additional links to the Food and Culture Wix which has details on the curricular foundations and inspirations for the project. You will also find a link to our Food and Culture Netvibes page and the Food and Culture wiki.

Comment by Ryan Goble on March 1, 2010 at 10:43pm
I just did a merge of content from the PE group into Health and Wellness - hence the extra posts. Broadcast e-mail on this today. Sorry for the multiple posts.
Comment by Ryan Goble on February 4, 2010 at 12:10pm
David, Thank you so much for sharing this - you might also copy and paste this link in the "teaching with moving Images" discussion forum, Folks are always excited to learn about new films there! Thank you!
Comment by David Kleeman on February 4, 2010 at 12:06pm
I was a juror for the youth and education category of a television festival in Germany last week, and this was our winning production: http://www.teachers.tv/video/29886. "Troubled Lives" from Teachers' TV in the UK uses animation to lend privacy to four young people who tell of their struggles with OCD, eating disorders, Asperger's Syndrome and self-harm. The animation style also lends depth and gut-level feeling to the issues. I hope you find these as powerful as our jury did!
 

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