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The tomato is the favourite vegetable for half of the Austrians. Due to their good taste and bright red colour, it was referred to as "paradise apple", in Austria today easily recognisable by the name "Paradeiser". Anything other than heavenly are the cultivation and sale of the tomatoes in our globalised age: most tomatoes in our supermarkets are from the Spanish region of Almeria. Precarious working conditions of pickers, use of pesticides and huge water consumption have come to the agenda. These are just some aspects that will be addressed. Activities are presented in an interactive way, so that children from 6 to 10 years get to know the tomato from different perspectives: learn exciting facts about them, look at Almeria from space, develop a seasonal calendar for local vegetables, locating the origin of supermarket vegetables identified by the labels and discover ancient tomato varieties.
For every unit are included teaching goals, methods, worksheets, a detailed sequence plan and background information for teachers.
Typology of education resource : 7 learning units
GCE Issues: Environment
Specific sub-thematic area(s): Agricolture; Bio-diversity; Food
School subject(s)/field(s) of studies in which the educational resource can be used: Latvian, Biology, Geography, Science
- The students expand their knowledge about tomatoes and vegetables growing in times of globalisation.
- Students learn about unknown types of tomatoes.
- They recognise why different varieties are important.
Methodology: Cooperative-learning, Debate, Game and Meditation
Age range: 6-10
Duration: 20-30 minutes each unit