On September 21st, the K2 students and teachers went to The Golden Jubilee Museum of Agriculture to observe and study King Rama IX’s sufficiency economy model in person. The students explored a traditional Thai farm house, planted rice in a rice paddie field, learned about King Rama IX’s projects in the museum, and observed water and food sources that are included in the model.
The K2 students were given the task of completing a checklist, identifying the different components of the sufficiency economy model and explaining this to others. They were able to connect this to their learning about the needs of living things and the health of the planet. They were also able to reflect on how humans and animals change their environment to meet their needs. This fieldwork was an excellent opportunity for students to see King Rama IX’s sufficiency economy model in a hands-on way as they prepare to replicate this model for their Celebration of Learning project.