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Kindergarden Program
Meet the Farm animals

Students will meet the goats, buffalo, pigs and rabbits and learn how to look after them.

Students will learn how animals help local people and how in turn we should care for them. Students will feed the animals they meet.

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Under the ground

Students will feel and smell different types of soil and learn how soil is made on the farm.

 

Students will investigate the worms and other animals that live in the soil and talk about the jobs that these animals do

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Lifecycles

Students will be introduced to seeds and plants, as well as the compost on the farm which returns the goodness back to the soil

Students will meet the animals on the farm and discuss how they change and grow

Students will plant seeds to take back to school

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Colours

Students will participate in a colour hunt around the farm

Students will observe animals that use camouflage as well as plants and animals that want to get noticed

Students will use natural dye from the farm plants and other local goods to dye cloth to take back to school

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Primary Programs
Mini-beasts :

Students will participate in a mini-beast hunt around the farm and discuss the role of these creatures on the farm.

Students will discuss ideas of camouflage and mimicry, lifecycles and the harmful effect of some mini-beasts.

Students will be introduced to environmentally safe ways of dealing with the farm pests.

Students may create bug hotels as safe habitats for minibeasts.

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Helpful Plants :

Students will learn about local wisdom concerning herbs, fruits and leaves

Students will participate in a sensory trail and will taste different fruits as they learn how they are helpful

Students will use plants to make soap to take back to school

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All connected :

Students will map the different areas of the farm (stream, canals, ponds, pathways, animal areas and crops)

Students will work co-operatively to show how all of these areas connect together and have positive and negative influences on each other

Students will explore the production of compost and will examine plants that have received different amounts of water / compost/ etc

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Living closely with the land :

Students will meet the water buffalo and learn about how it can help the farmer

Students will explore how to plough with the buffalo and to plant rice (seasonal)

Students will investigate how local farmers fish and catch food in the farmland areas

Students will learn about other uses of plants and dye cloth using natural dyes to take back to school

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Mini-Enterprise

Why not follow up your farm visit with primary students with a vegetable packaging and sale activity within the Campus?

This teacher-directed extension to the farm activity would allow students to set up a mini enterprise combining maths and design and language skills, with students creating packaging, advertisements, and collecting and redistributing funds accrued from the sale of farm produce.

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Middle Years Program
Nature in Harmony :

Students will learn about organic farming and the importance of sustainable practices through soil and compost studies, investigating the production and use of EM and looking at companion planting and biological pest control

Students will learn about local wisdom and consider how to manage a plot of land in a sustainable way

Students will participate in on-going planting, weeding and harvesting, discussing the importance of each task

Students will create their own fruit or vegetable shake from harvested produce

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Water of life :

Students will learn about the local water management system of fai and the role of check dams and water management in northern Thailand

Students will measure stream flow and test water quality in different areas of the farm, considering the impact of run-off and the use of and alternatives to fertilizers

Students will participate in on-going planting, weeding and harvesting, discussing the importance of each task

Students will create their own fruit/ vegetable shake from harvested produce

Students will investigate local practices to hold the moisture in the soil

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Local Wisdom

Students will taste different fruits and vegetables while learning about their contribution to health and well being

Students will produce tie-dye made from natural dyes using plants and bark from around the farm

Students will map the different areas of the farmland and consider how all parts of the farm are connected and the importance of biodiversity in the ecosystem

Students will participate in on-going planting, weeding, harvesting and compost making discussing the importance of each task

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Contact Farm@threegeneration.org to discuss a visit to the Three-Generation Farm