Students utilize classroom learning and multimedia projects to identify key aspects of urban ecosystems and explore the concept of environmental justice locally and globally.
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Students learn how reusing, reducing, and recycling can save resources and reduce pollution.
Students explore the distance that food travels and compare the nutritional value, cost, and environmental sustainability of buying locally compared to buying foods that travel a long distance. They identify hunger as an issue of the common good.
Unit: Cool Kids Compost
Students become experts on composting through research and questioning. They compare and contrast dirt and compost samples and complete a comparison diagram. The learners brainstorm ideas for acting as environmental stewards by sharing their knowledge about composting in order to reduce the...
In this lesson, students examine their typical diet for 24 hours. They analyze the nutritional content and discuss why diets differ by culture, region, and economics.
Unit: Pet Care and Safety
This lesson encourages children to think about animals and animal welfare, particularly as it applies to pets. It will help them understand that animals need and want many of the basic things that humans need and want, and how humans can help provide those things for...
The learners analyze examples from history of civic virtue and then select the characteristics they believe are most important for enduring citizen engagement....
Students examine their personal healthy habits and their school (and neighborhood) environments to collect information about nutrition and fitness in the community. Students consider what changes they can make to the...