Academic journal article Human Ecology

Migrant Farmworkers Featured in Educational Exhibit. (Brief Reports: Human Development)

Academic journal article Human Ecology

Migrant Farmworkers Featured in Educational Exhibit. (Brief Reports: Human Development)

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WHO PICKS AND PACKAGES the fruits and vegetables in supermarkets? To learn more about the faces and lives behind the produce we eat, teachers and youth leaders can obtain free teacher resources and lesson plans developed by the Cornell Migrant Program on migrant farmworkers in the northeastern United States.

The lesson plans are designed to enhance understanding by students who visit the new traveling exhibit, Coming Up on the Season: Migrant Farmworkers in the Northeast, which opened November 17, 2001, at the Hammond Museum in North Salem, N.Y. It moved to the Tompkins County Museum, Ithaca, N.Y., in February 2002 and will move to the New Jersey Historical Society, Newark, in October 2002 and to several other sites in the Northeast in 2003. The activities and lessons are consistent with the New York State Learning Standards in language arts and social studies.

Teachers planning to visit the 1,500-square-foot exhibit can obtain free printed educational materials from the museums. The materials are geared for three levels: grades 2 to 5, 6 to 8, and 9 to 12. …

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