Year of the Plant
During this UNESCO-designated International Year of Plant Health, we have created a series of learning tools to get students outside and learning about their local neighbourhood.
We have chosen 5 plants that are found in our Chinese Garden or in Chinatown, and that have particular significance in the Chinese culture as well as in other cultures and traditions. Although not all these species are native to British Columbia they are all used in multiple ways – such as for food or traditional medicine – in cultures across the world.
We encourage you to take this class outside! Have students to read the articles below, and then complete the corresponding question sheets. Included are a collection of science and socials studies projects based on the text for students to create and present, as well as some other ideas for activities including Art and ADST.