Skip to content

Posts from the ‘Social Sciences’ Category

Pledging for Change

High school students modify one personal action to help the environment

Read more

Teaching in the Outdoors ebook

This practical and down-to-earth guide will help both new and seasoned educators successfully turn the outdoors into an engaging and hands-on learning laboratory.

Read more

Pathways to Possibility

How a small team of dedicated educators successfully developed an interdisciplinary model within the confines of the traditional subject-bound timetable.

Read more

Fostering Leadership for Sustainability

Ten basic principles for getting students aged 11-18 engaged and active in bringing about change for a more sustainable future (excerpt)

Read more

Assessment & Evaluation for Outdoor/Enviro-Education

Strategies for assessing changes in the environmental knowledge, skills and attitudes of students aged 6-14

Read more

Making global connections

Teaching and learning about interconnectedness through highly participatory activities
From Green Teacher 54, Winter 1997-1998.

Read more

Activity: Where Do You Stand?

An activity that encourages open-mindedness and demonstrates the wide range of views on any controversial topic.
From Green Teacher 54, Winter 1997-1998

Read more

Stop the E-Waste Crisis: Engaging the Technological Generation

An introduction to the topic of electronic waste, created by technological obsolescence. A condensed 90-minute lesson plan on e-waste for grades 7 - 12 uses multiple media to analyze the e-waste crisis from the perspectives of environmental justice, toxicology, civic engagement and ‘green’ chemistry.

Read more

Inspiring Eco-Clubs in South India

A description of how an organic farming program at impoverished schools in south India has improved health, and increased environmental awareness and self esteem amongst students, teachers, and communities.

Read more

Rethinking Climate Change Education

Apart from teaching about climate change from a scientific perspective, developing attitudes and behaviors that will enable people to mitigate and adapt to climate change will require a holistic approach—the authors detail six important components which could form the basis for such an approach. (Appropriate for grades 7 and up)

Read more

Localism as a Guiding Framework for Schools

Placing more focus on local issues in educational programs can serve to deepen students’ understanding of global issues, and increase caring and enthusiasm for learning.

Read more

Growing Behavior Change

Strategies for making positive changes in students’ behaviors and attitudes towards the environment, whether students are taught on a short- or long-term basis. (For all ages)

Read more

Step Outside For Learning

A description of how an elementary school made student-led outdoor learning part of their everyday curriculum, and how this has benefited student learning, collaboration between staff and students in different grades, overall morale in the school, and community collaborations.

Read more

The Learning Barge

How this unique and innovative project in Virginia is teaching students about river ecology and inspiring them to clean up their river.

Read more

Evaluating & Promoting Eco-Products

Activities for middle school students which promote student and community awareness about the ethics of consumer products

Read more

Parties, Praise, and Plastic Bottles

Three projects to help elementary schools up their green factor – creating a reusable classroom party box, celebrating environmental ‘idols’ in the school and community, and setting environmental world records.

Read more