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Part of the shared mission of JSTOR and the Global Plants Initiative is to promote awareness and education in plant sciences, environmental science, and the history of science. For those who are just getting started in their study of plants, the volume of material in Global Plants can be intimidating.  It is with this in mind that we created Global Plants in the Classroom as a way to share these materials and expose students to their possible uses. Above all, we want to encourage curiosity and exploration.

Its nine units introduce concepts in botany with example materials from Global Plants, videos from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, journal articles selected from JSTOR, and assignments that encourage students of all levels to utilize primary source materials and electronic resources.

We would like to thank Claire Hopkins, Curatorial Assistant at Harvard University Herbaria and creator of the popular education blog Brilliant Botany, the Royal Botanic Garden, Kew, and you, our partners for continued feedback and engagement. Let us know how Global Plants in the Classroom may be useful to you by reaching out to us.