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Can Electives Reinforce Core Subjects?

Using electives to reinforce the core subjects is certainly not a new concept to those of us that are in the profession.  Many of you have come up with great ideas to read and do math in your teaching.  Mindy L. Rottmund, MAEd, CFCS, from  Pennsylvania has been using the Foodscapes™ postcards from LZX along with a writing assignment in her nutrition course. 

The cards are pictures of scenes made from healthy foods.  Wouldn’t it be fun to have students write about the nutritional information of each food pictured or write directions on how to create specific Foodscapes™ scenes?  Creativity is everything and thinking outside of the box is important to keep students interested in their coursework.

I think I have some new lessons to ponder.


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