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It Ain’t Just Bananas

Through writing, drawing, mapping, and researching a chosen fruit, students will become more familiar with the often complex history of food and how people access it.


Grades 8–12


Informational, Poetry


1 Session: 120 Minutes

What Your Students Will Learn

In this lesson, students map the journeys various fruits take around the world, charting these networks and histories through research, illustration, and poetry.

Common Core Alignments

What Your Students Will Produce

Students build an understanding of the complex relationship between fruit and the world’s access to fruit through research and notetaking, reimagining what they learn with illustrations, maps, and poetry.

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