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Posts from the ‘Middle school (ages 11-14)’ Category

Green Teacher 114, Fall 2017

Our Fall issue includes ten great articles and more than 20 reviews of new wonderful educational resources. Among the highlights, the cover story describes a success story about teaching city and suburban students about nature, and how easy it is to make friends and partnerships while learning. Check out this and other innovative learning strategies in the Fall issue.

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STEM to STEAM and Citizen Science

If elementary school kids are to become engaged with environmental protection, make it personal

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Observation-Focused Nature Journaling

Tips and lesson ideas that help students notice the unexplored beauty of nature

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Water Quality Field Trips

As they watch wastewater being treated and test water quality in a stream near their school, high school and college students come to appreciate the importance of water quality

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Tips to Start Off Your School Year

How best to plan for school-wide environmental learning and action throughout the year

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Rooting Readers in the Literary Garden

How a Literary Garden turned a required high school English class into an exciting opportunity for students to dig literature outdoors

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Where Does Our Food Come From?

A lesson to help grade 3-8 students appreciate the impact our food system has on climate change

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Secrets to Snagging Great Science Partners

It is easier than you think to build rewarding partnerships for outdoor education

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Lights, Camera, Action!

Using progressive skits to teach food chains to kids of all ages

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The Future of Evolution

A lesson that puts the topic of evolution into the hands of your fourth through eighth grade students

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The Pathway to Stewardship

How to develop a community-wide strategy to nurture environmental stewardship in children and teens

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Students Take Action Against Invasive Species

Using hands-on exploration and media as an educational tool in schools

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Green Commuting Challenge

How a suburban middle school radically increased the number of students walking and reduced car traffic to the school

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An Intergenerational Care Game

Youngsters re-enact some of life’s essential dramas in a game that builds both knowledge and empathy

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A Humane-Inspired Approach

Combine humane education and environmental education to encourage students to take action and make real-world connections

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Green Building: Tools for the Future

What you need to plan for if tackling a building project with teens

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