Pathway to the Plate
King Middle School, Portland
grade 7, 2019 - 2020
Do YOU know where your food comes from?
These 7th graders do! In this project based unit they spent months researching the four food "pathways." They visited a local Maine farm where they gathered eggs and saw a calf being born. They picked apples and weeded garden beds at a community garden, tabulated data on recycling at the local university cafeteria, and studied high tech methods of industrial farming.
The Side X Side mural that resulted from all this learning is displayed proudly in the school cafeteria...of course!
Mural materials: acrylic paint and permanent marker on birch ply panels
grant support: the Lennox Foundation and the Horizon Foundation
photo credit: Side x Side