Tulipmania – Growing Flowers to Share
How does an individual use personal interests and strengths to impact the common good?
Learners study plants that reproduce through corms, rhizomes and bulbs. They describe the positive effect that flowers have on people and analyze motivations for giving time, talent and treasure. The learners grow potted plants and give them as gifts to local nonprofits. Students increase their understanding of local service organizations and participate in the process of matching resources to community needs.
Learners will recognize the structural characteristics of bulbs, corms and rhizomes. They will describe acts of philanthropy and analyze why people give to others of their time, talent and treasure.
The learners will reinforce their knowledge about the abiotic factors necessary for plant growth by planting and caring for bulbs so the needs are met and the plant flourishes. The resulting potted flower will be a gift that the learner will share along with the knowledge they have acquired about bulbs and bulb forcing. By identifying local service organizations, learners will increase their understanding of local service organizations and participate in the process of matching resources to community needs.