Traditional knowledge related to plants and soap-making

APCEIU, ICHCAP & UNESCO (2022). Bringing living heritage to the classroom in Asia-Pacific: a resource kit. Bangkok: UNESCO Multisectoral Regional Office in Bangkok.
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This month-long interdisciplinary lesson plan, designed for 9th-grade Kyrgyz students, merges biology, chemistry, and geography to deepen their understanding of traditional plant knowledge and soap-making practices. Through exploration, identification, and collection of local plants, students will gain hands-on experience in soap production, bridging science and culture. The culmination of this lesson plan, where students will present their soap products and reflect on the contrast between traditional and modern soap-making methods, inspires an appreciation for preserving local plant wisdom and cultural heritage, nurturing both scientific and cultural awareness in the classroom.

Country: Kyrgyzstan

Pages in document: 182

Related project or programme: Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage in Formal Education in Asia and the Pacific

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