In this lesson, students recognize that our valuable natural resources are maintained and cared for by government, business, nonprofits, and individuals. The three sectors (and individuals) work together to accomplish what any one of them cannot do alone.
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Unit: Earth Connections
In this lesson, students will understand how reusing, reducing and recycling can save resources and reduce pollution. They will investigate and begin to strategize about what they can do in their school, homes and community to reduce pollution.
Unit: Sharing Our World
Unit: Beneficial Bees
Students learn about the roles of bees in a colony and discuss how that relates to people in community. Bees have an important role in nature as pollinators, but their population numbers have been declining in recent years. Students write a letter or create a flyer to teach others...
Unit: Take a Breath Now
This lesson will provide a forum for the learners to actively participate in a project that will allow them to become stewards of and advocates for the environment.
The purpose of this lesson is to demonstrate to the learners that everyone has a responsibility to be good stewards of the Earth.
This lesson will introduce the learners to the human and physical characteristics of desert regions around the world. It will include plants and animals that inhabit those deserts and how people living in desert regions use resources wisely.
Unit: Dear Philanthropist
After researching the life and work of a chosen philanthropist from history, the learner takes on the role of that philanthropist in writing a letter to the learner. In this letter, the philanthropist discusses his/her motivations and feelings about his/her work, and compares and contrasts his/...
Unit: Growing Our Future
After studying the process of composting, learners will recycle paper from their school to be taken to a compost pile in a local nursery. A return visit to the nursery will show students how their paper has become part of the compost pile and is no longer recognizable as the shredded paper they...
Unit: Book Builders
In an effort to make an awesome school year, students draft and share a simple book describing the strengths and needs at the school to challenge everyone to make the school great. They learn the importance of community/social capital by building positive experiences with students of...