The learners will explore the four economic sectors and the responsibility to care for the environment. They will determine how they are responsible for environmental stewardship and create a plan for what they can do to help.
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This lesson will familiarize students with the concept of stewardship and the practice of stewardship by problem solving actions an individual or group can do to take care of our natural environment.
Unit: Buzzing is BEE-lieving
As students work as "insect investigators," they become more aware of their environment and become familiar with several insects and their unique characteristics. This activity is best used in spring or fall.
Unit: Beneficial Bees
Students explore the roles of bees in a hive and as pollinators. They learn about reasons their population numbers have been declining in recent years. The design a project to help beautify their school and help the larger environment by attracting bees. They may write a letter or...
Unit: You Are Uniquely You
Through exploration, we see how six simple machines do their jobs together to get work done. Just as each machine is unique and valuable to the whole, so is each person unique and valuable to our group, to nature, and to the world. We see the value of deliberately respecting others and...
Unit: Saving the Monarch
Learners will review the information that they learned in the previous lesson. They will demonstrate understanding of the life cycle of the Monarch Butterfly by using different types of pasta to represent the different stages of the butterfly’s life cycle....
Unit: Earth Connections
Unit: Our Land
Introduce the folksinger, Woody Guthrie, and his legendary song This Land Is Your Land. Talk about ways we are generous for the good of others. This can be by lifting someone's spirits or taking care of the land we all share. ...