From Modern Farm to Sustainable Table

From Modern Farm to Sustainable Table

Everyone knows that the attention span of a 14-year-old can be short, but we intended to create a year-long project for our freshmen course. How on earth were we going to sustain engagement among our students on one project from August to May?

At Mid-Pacific Institute in Honolulu, we teach MPX, a completely project-based curriculum that fulfills the ninth grade requirements for biology, mathematics, social studies, and language arts. The MPX curriculum needs to be as rigorous as it is innovative, so we spent the summer planning out the details for a challenging, interdisciplinary, yearlong project that would center around the concepts of sustainability and food security.