Jefferson’s Gardens: A Landscape of Opportunities: Section 1 – A Perpetuating Flower Garden

Duration: Up to 1 month

Students will develop an understanding and appreciation of the breadth and depth of the planning involved in the gardens at Monticello and the continual care to assure that plants are perpetuated for future enjoyment not only at Monticello but in the students’ gardens and communities as well.

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Grade Level

Middle School

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Interdisciplinary Connections

This unit correlates with English/Language Arts, Science, Social Studies curricula and Humanities curricula.

Author Info

Darla Gerlach, EdD
Shaler Area Middle School
1810 Mt. Royal Boulevard
Glenshaw, PA 15101