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Title:Choice, Control & Change (C3)
Pub. date: 2010
Includes: Curriculum book
Audience: Children, Middle School, Junior High
Language: English
Description:This 6th to 8th grade science curriculum book explores diet and activity choices. Developed by educators at Teachers College, Columbia University, and the National Gardening Association, Choice, Control & Change is the third module in the Linking Food and the Environment (LiFE) curriculum series. The curriculum includes 19 teacher lesson plans (divided into 5 units), background information, teaching tips, and tools for assessment; student activity sheets and readings. Students are involved through hands on experiments and activities.
Funding Source: Teachers College Columbia University and the National Gardening Association
Developer: Pamela A. Koch, Isobel R. Contento, Angela Calabrese Barton
Organization: Teachers College Columbia University
Length: 234 pages
Assessment instrument Used? yes
Use Restrictions: May not copy.
Reviewers Comments: The curriculum includes 5 units. Topics include:
    • Influences on food and activity choices
    • Energy balance
    • Healthy choices
    • Why healthy choices are important for our bodies
    • Maintaining change and celebrating accomplishments

The curriculum is designed to promote student exploration and inquiry. Educators are encouraged to carefully construct the questions they ask the students, using open ended “how” and “why” questions.

Background in nutrition education is not required for the instructor. Some lessons require additional materials to use in the experiments and activities. Total lesson time is about 40-55 minutes for each lesson.

This curriculum is designed for students in grades 6, 7 or 8 and includes a matrix that maps Choice, Control & Change to the National Science Education Standards and Benchmarks for Science Literacy.

Contact the Distributor:
    Distributor: Center for Food & Environment, Teachers College Columbia University
    Mail: 525 West 120th Street
New York, NY 10027
    Ordering: Please see the website for ordering information.
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    Avail. in Qty: No

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