Ten Plants that Shook the World; Seeds of Change

I just came across two amazing books — one brand new, and one very old — and am using them to teach how plants have moved around the globe — particularly potatoes, as that is a focus of our school garden program. Plants can be used as a frame of reference to look at global migration, and the impact that the movement of people and plants has had across the world. IMG_1037 IMG_1038

Tree

This is an amazing book, looking at the history of a city and a tree, using the scope of a tree’s life as a frame of reference. Kind of puts things in perspective when you think of how long a tree lives. It would be great to use it as a way to study our own neighborhoods or cities, and as a way of studying plants and trees.

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