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Posts from the ‘Social Sciences’ 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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Finding Inspiration for Outdoor Learning

A profile of an award-winning teacher’s strategies for getting all students in her school outdoors more often

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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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Pledging for Change

High school students modify one personal action to help the environment

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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.

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Pathways to Possibility

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

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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)

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Assessment & Evaluation for Outdoor/Enviro-Education

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

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Making global connections

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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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)

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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.

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