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Other

Description:

This case focuses on the banana, the most popular fruit in the world.  In the first part of the case, students are introduced to the history of "Banana Republics" and the biological constraints to banana production, including the devastating fungal pathogens that cause black Sigatoka and Panama disease.  In the second part, they learn about ethical consumerism, organic and conventional agriculture, and Fair Trade products. The case was developed for an interdisciplinary capstone course, "Global Issues in the Sciences." It could also be used in courses in environmental studies, general biology, agriculture, and plant pathology.

Subjects:

  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

Business / Management Science,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110630165244192T,Higher Education,NSDL,Environmental Science,Social Sciences,Food Science / Technology,Undergraduate (Upper Division),Undergraduate (Lower Division),Ecology, Forestry and Agriculture,Geoscience,High School,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-046,Technology,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Life Science,Education,Agriculture,Biology (General),Botany / Plant Science

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike

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