Welcome to Real Food Lab!

We are so excited that you will be implementing the Real Food Lab curriculum and the Design Challenge project this year. Below you will find all the resources you will need to teach this course. Facilitators can access each individual lesson’s corresponding teacher guide, presentation deck, and student workbook using the links below. In addition, you can find supporting course resources, the full teacher guide, and full student workbook at the top of the page as downloadable PDFs. Looking for something else? Contact your local Big Green team member or email curriculum@biggreen.org.

Real Food Lab Curriculum & Design Challenge Materials

Real Food Lab Curriculum by Lesson:

  1. Exploring Our Food System: Teacher Guide | No Slide Deck | Student Workbook
  2. Social Entrepreneurship: Teacher Guide | Slide Deck | Student Workbook
  3. Entrepreneurship Introduction: Teacher Guide | Slide Deck | Student Workbook
  4. Case Study: Problem & Solution: Teacher Guide | Slide Deck | Student Workbook
  5. Case Study: Business Opportunities to Promote Real Food: Teacher Guide | Slide Deck | Student Workbook
  6. Business Development I: Teacher Guide | Slide Deck | Student Workbook
  7. Case Study: Target Market: Teacher Guide | Slide Deck | Student Workbook
  8. Business Marketing Persona: Teacher Guide | Slide Deck | Student Workbook
  9. Business Expenses Part I: Teacher Guide | Slide Deck | Student Workbook
  10. Business Expenses Part II: Teacher Guide | Slide Deck | Student Workbook
  11. Business Development II: Teacher Guide | Slide Deck | Student Workbook
  12. Business Promotion & Marketing: Teacher Guide | Slide Deck | Student Workbook
  13. Elevator Pitch: Teacher Guide | Slide Deck | Student Workbook
  14. Business Presentation Prep: Teacher Guide | Slide Deck | Student Workbook
  15. Final Presentation Practice: Teacher Guide + Final Day Preparation Tips|No Slide Deck | Student Workbook

Final Presentation Deck – Student

Final Presentation Student Rubric|Teacher Rubric

Additional Resources for Real Food Lab

Virtual Learning

In addition to our curriculum, we also designed student-facing Google Classrooms available for you to clone and use directly with students. Classrooms exist for:

Real Food Lab (9-12)
Ready, Set, Grow (3-5 and 6-8)

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Professional Development On-Demand Course: Teaching Real Food Lab

We offer several on-demand learning opportunities for anyone looking to expand their knowledge base as a facilitator for food literacy and garden-based learning. Follow the link below to enroll in our on-demand Teaching Ready, Set, Grow course.