I loved these videos! They were teaching kids about real life and letting them experience it, while still doing the required standards. For children who are hands on learners and don't do well in the classroom the experience on the ranch would be a great way for them to learn about how people in other countries live and how fortunate they are to live in the United States. The students growing the garden were gaining knowledge of where their food comes from and they were more apt to eat healthy because they grew it with their very own hands.
Videos and podcasts like this can be very helpful to teachers. I am a very hands on learner and want to make learning fun. I feel students learn and retain more by actually experiencing things. I want to do things like this in my class, or at least show them videos like this so they can see students just like them experiencing something they are learning about.To see these videos and more visit:www.edutopia.org