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. The overall aim is that they understand how they as consumers can influence the environment for example by eating locally produced organic food. The material consists of:
- Textbook: We share a sea (24 pages) – a fictional story about five children who examine the connection between the food they eat, the agricultural production methods and the marine environment.
- Multilingual downloads: The book is available for free download in English, German, Danish, Swedish, Estonian alnd Lithuanian on this web site.
- 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.” All to be accessed from this website.
The material is suitable for natural science and home economics as well as interdisciplinary courses in combination with English and the national language.
We share a sea has been produced by the Ecological Council in cooperation with the EU-funded project BERAS Implementation – Baltic Ecological Recycling Agriculture and Society. Therefore, the Baltic Sea is the focal point for the book and the assignments. The material can, however, also be used more generally for teaching of the relationship between agriculture and water environment.
Cooperation with schools abroad
As the We share a sea has been translated into multiple languages it is possible to establish partnerships with schools in other Baltic countries working with the same material. As an example, you can exchange recipes and experiences from field trips, share videos or Skype and email.
Contact the Ecological Council of Denmark at firstname.lastname@example.org and learn more about the possibilities.
All material on this site is available in Danish at www.videlerethav.dk