Cultivating Cultural Appreciation: Addressing diversity through ethnobotany

by: Pamela Sue Esprivalo and Scott Forney

The interdisciplinary activities described in this article require students to study various ethnic groups and cultures within a context of ethnobotany, which is the study of how people use plants. Students engage in perspective taking, learn to appreciate and value multiple views of the world, and form positive relationships with others regardless of ethnic or cultural heritage. The activities are woven into a multicultural framework designed to develop concepts about plant characteristics and taxonomy and to reinforce links between ecology and plant life (i.e., abundance, distribution, food, and medicine).


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 3/1/2001Stock # tst01_068_03_29Volume 068Issue 03

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