JMG Teacher Guide & Youth Handbook (JMG Core Curriculum)

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Ever suck a bug to study insects or make mud pies to evaluate soil texture? The 2016 revised JMG Teacher & Leader Guide provides elementary teachers with the tools to teach the world of gardening with eight chapters of novel, hands-on and proven lessons. The curriculum also helps develops life skills, includes career exploration and provides opportunities for students to culminate the JMG experience with service-learning projects. As students complete areas of study, they can earn different recognition certifications including designation as Certified Junior Master Gardeners.
Junior Master Gardener Teacher/Leader Guide (416 pp.)

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The JMG Handbook complements the Level One Teacher/Leader Guide with eight chapters of independent, discovery learning activities for elementary-aged youths. The JMG Youth Handbook is required for students working to earn certification as a Junior Master Gardener.

Junior Master Gardener Handbook (children’s book 192 pp.)

Featured Research

Junior Master Gardener Teacher/Leader Guide and Youth Handbook Science Achievement data:

“Students in the experimental group scored significantly higher on the Science achievement test compared to the students in the control group.”

Growing Minds: The Effect of a School Gardening Program on the Science Achievement of Elementary Students

Read more in National Science Teacher Association publication,
NSTA Reports: School Gardens Grow Science Achievement Test Scores