(to use for free)
for Banana Day
students will sequence how a banana gets from a banana
plantation to a supermarket.
class on the map where bananas are grown. Have
them find where their hometown is on the same map.
types of transportation the bananas need to go on to
arrive at local supermarkets.
discuss, the print out of how bananas are transported.
real, or pretend, bunch of bananas, have the students
act out the banana journey from farm to market through
assigned roles. (They can come up with prop ideas, or
it can be done in mime form.) The following steps need
to be portrayed
1. Green bananas are picked.
2. The bananas are washed and inspected.
3. Bananas are put in boxes.
4. Bananas are loaded on refrigerated ships for their
journey over sea.
5. Bananas are unloaded from ships and placed on
6. Bananas are taken to a large warehouse to ripen.
7. Bananas are reloaded on trucks to be taken to
Journey Worksheet for students to review the
process of bananas going from farm to market.
This can be done individually, or as a group for
history facts regarding bananas which can be found in
the book Bananas by Jacqueline Farmer or
at the following link Banana
monkeys are fond of bananas, do some research on where
monkeys can be found.