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Green Teacher 81, Summer 2007


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Swimming with Animals by Zabe MacEachren with Tamara Anderson
Using simple swimming lessons to foster connections to other life forms and appreciation of what they have to teach us.

The Peanut Pageant by William Straits and Glenn Grizzard
Engaging students in contemporary science controversies.

Growing an Endangered Plants Network by Jennifer Ceska and Anne Shenk with Carolyn Mahar
In communities across North America, threats to plants are at record levels. The Endangered Plants Stewardship Network, initiated by educators from botanical museums, government agencies and environmental groups, is engaging teachers and students in learning about and helping to restore populations of rare and endangered plants in the southeastern U.S.

The Outers Club by Courtney Van Dijk with Mindy Willett
Over its 40-year history, this extracurricular program of outdoor experiential education and community service has become a rite of passage for senior high school students in Atikokan, Ontario.

Roots of Diversity: Growing Culturally Significant Plants in the Classroom by Allan Foster
Ideas and curricular connections for growing plants that celebrate the cultural diversity of our communities.

Growing a Just Society: Linking Trade, Human Rights and the Environment by Tricia Jane Edgar
This series of activities and games helps student understand that a healthy environment is a human right, and how global trade and consumer choices affect those rights.

A Recipe for Outdoor Classroom Management by Darius Kalvaitis
A three-step process for preparing yourself and your students for the joys and challenges of learning outdoors.

Environmental Education in Nepal by Bishnu H Bhatta
Perched at “the top of the world” on the southern slopes of the Himalayas, Nepal is a culturally and geographically diverse country that is threatened by rapid environmental degradation. In this issue’s “Global Green Teaching” feature, Bishnu Bhatta reports on a number of student-led environmental education initiatives in both urban and rural areas.

Educational Resources Reviewed

Between Heaven and Earth: Bird Tales from Around the World (Howard Norman, editor)
Big Woods Bird: An Ivory Bill Story (Terri Roberts Luneau)
Complete Guide to Service Learning (Cathryn Berger Kaye)
Environmental Ethics (Grades 9-12 curriculum kit with video)
Growing Ventures: Starting a School Garden Business (National Gardening Association)
Junior Master Gardener Teacher/Leader Guide (Texas Agricultural Extension Service)
Kids’ Container Gardening (Cindy Krezel)
Kids Taking Action (Pamela Roberts)
Math in the Garden (Jennifer White et al)
Mimi’s Garden: It’s a Kid Thing! (Maria Rock)
Moon Journals: Writing, Art and Inquiry Through Focused Nature Study (Joni Chancer and Gina Rester-Zodrow)
Pigs Aren’t Dirty, Bears Aren’t Slow (Jennifer Boutilier)
Prairie Food Chains, Desert Food Chains, Seashore Food Chains (Bobbie Kalman)
Readings in Environmental Education: An Urban Model (Mary J. Leou, editor)
Second-Time Cool: The Art of Chopping Up a Sweater (Anna-Stina Linden Ivarsson et al)
The Otesha Book: From Junk to Funk (The Otesha Project)
ViewFinders Too: Exploring Community Appearance (Grade 6-8 curriculum kit with video, Dunn Foundation)
Vital Signs 2006-2007 (Worldwatch Institute)
Wake-Up Call: Saving the Songirds (video, Claire Blotter)

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