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Chocolate at what cost?

Chocolate at what cost?

During this project, first graders investigated the science, history and art of something they loved: chocolate.  Our first grade chocolatiers worked in groups to undertake different research projects based on ther chocolatey interests.  Some created models of cacao trees and their ecosystems, others studied the harvesting and manufacturing of chocolate.  Every group completed cycles of critique and revision to create a product that shares their learning.  In addition, the students examined the environmental impact of cacao farming and the social justice issues around underpaid farmers and child labor. The children created a PSA to encourage people to purchase only fair trade and sustainable farmed chocolate.

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During this project, first graders investigated the science, history and art of something they loved: chocolate.  Our first grade chocolatiers worked in groups to undertake different research projects based on ther chocolatey interests.  Some created models of cacao trees and their ecosystems, others studied the harvesting and manufacturing of chocolate.  Every group completed cycles of critique and revision to create a product that shares their learning.  In addition, the students examined the environmental impact of cacao farming and the social justice issues around underpaid farmers and child labor. The children created a PSA to encourage people to purchase only fair trade and sustainable farmed chocolate.

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