ISTITUTO COMPRENSIVO VIA BOTTO VIGEVANO CLASSE 4^B INSEGNANTE: SUSANNA BARBAGLIA
We thought of a tour itinerary to EXPO Milano 2015 suitable for children to fourth grade of primary school, as we are, that this year they study the history of ancient civilizations. A Cascina Triulza will do a workshop on education and food security, proffered by Altroconsumo; then we will pass to the cluster of rice (the main food of mankind), which is a culture adaptable to many types of soils and with a long history, following visit the cluster of fruit trees and vegetables that have fed the Greeks, Romans and Egyptians and which maintains a fundamental importance in crop rotation, as well as offering a calorie and protein important for reducing hunger and poverty in the world. We will pass after the cluster cereals and tubers, such as seeds of civilization: they are foods that have a lot of variety and some would argue the fertility of poor soils and is not suitable for the cultivation of maize, rice and wheat. Just as cereals and tubers have favored the meeting of civilizations that have bartered and sailed along the waterways. For this we will make a stop at the lake Arena to rest and consider the importance of water in human life and in the history of mankind. Finally we visit the cluster bio Mediterranean, to mention the people of the basin of Mare Nostrum and the Mediterranean diet, proclaimed in 2010 by UNESCO intangible heritage of humanity. Leaving the cluster you immediately enter in the park of biodiversity, which enhances the excellence Italian environmental, agricultural and agri-food through a process that describes the evolution and preservation of agricultural biodiversity. The term agro-biodiversity refers to all the plant species grown and animals bred in agriculture, agro-ecosystems and agricultural landscapes, genetic resources of plants and animals, plants and edible crops, traditional varieties and old recipes, animals livestock, fish, soil microorganisms, irrigation water and cultivated land, seeds, types of farms.