Botanical gardens bring development issues to life in a lively and accessible way. The case studies suggest some imaginative ways of using plants as a stimulus, for instance a project on industry focuses on cotton and the wages cotton pickers earn; a study of Bangladesh looks at jute, and one school brings the sounds of the rainforest to life by playing musical instruments made from plant materials.
KS2 History, Geography, Environment, Music, Art, Science
DEC with Botanical Gardens Base 
ISBN-10: 0 948838 36 1
'I particularly liked the double page layout with information on one side, and a case study on the other. ... Birmingham Development Education Centre have really produced a jewel here.' E-scape, Learning through Landscapes