'We share a Sea' is a teaching material for children in 5th and 6th grade - aged 11-13 - designed to give the students an understanding of how food habits, agriculture and environmental impacts are interrelated. It is suitable for natural science and home economics as well as interdisciplinary courses in combination with English and the national language. The overall aim is that the students understand how they as consumers can influence the environment e.g. by eating “a diet for a clean Baltic” – that is local organic food with less meat and more vegetables.
The booklet 'We share a sea' is a fictional story about five children who examine the connection between the food they eat, the agricultural production methods and the marine environment. A teacher’s guide, assignments, questions on academic reading, guidelines for experiments in class, field trip suggestions and recipes in accordance with “diet for a clean Baltic” are available online on www.weshareasea.eu.
We share a sea is so far available in English, Danish and Lithuanian and a Swedish, Estonian, Finnish and German versions are planned to follow in 2013. Thus it will be possible to establish partnerships with schools in other Baltic countries working with the same material. Contact the Ecological Council in Denmark at firstname.lastname@example.org and learn more about the possibilities.
Text by Ulla Skovsbøl, illustrations by Eva Wulff
Publiced by Det Økologiske Råd og Frugtformidlingen, April 2013, Booklet, 26 pages pages
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