Herbs to consider studying could include: parsley, sage, rosemary thyme, lavender, oregano, dill, basil, chives, mint, cilantro, epazote, marjoram, and bay.
One of these graphic organizer charts has herbs already written in.
One chart is left blank and allows the teacher and/or students to choose the herbs he/she wants/needs to study.
Enlarge the chart at your local printing company or education agency and use as an anchor chart. Alternatively, you can enlarge this chart via your classroom’s SmartBoard, Elmo, or other projection system
Have students complete the chart and then cut the chart apart on the lines. Put the chart back together as a reviewing tool. This works best if the chart is printed on cardstock/tagboard.
To differentiate, assign students or groups of students specific herbs or a specific column. Then, come back as a group to share and discuss.
Teachers of students on transition level IEPs will appreciate this chart as well.
This chart works well in FCS classes, homeschool classes, and special education classes.
This can also be used as a pretest and posttest.
Use this sheet as a notetaking guide.
Students can gain information for this chart via online videos, classroom presentations, textbooks, or other research materials.
As an extension activity, students could use this chart to write and illustrate a simple children’s book explaining the herbs and their uses.