Environment: Sustaining Our World (K-2)

Unit of 3 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
K
1
2
Subjects: 
Arts Education
Language Arts
Social Studies
Issue Area: 
Global
Focus Question 

 What does it mean to be a good steward of the earth? 

 

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Unit Overview 

Students recognize that they belong to a global community that shares resources and interests. They understand the difference between common resources and private property. They respond to the story The Earth and I by Frank Asch by creating watercolor illustrations of themselves acting as environmental stewards. 

Service Experience 
The class will come to consensus on an environmental service project. After planning and implementing the service project, students will reflect on their project to identify the outcomes of the service for themselves and for the Earth. 
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Environment: Sustaining Our World (K-2)
Lesson 1 of 3
Grades: 
K
1
2

This unit helps students recognize that they belong to a global community that shares resources and interests. Learners define "commons" and understand the difference between common resources and private property. The learners define stewardship and environmental stewardship. They will compare and contrast "common" and "private" resources.

Unit: 
Environment: Sustaining Our World (K-2)
Lesson 3 of 3
Grades: 
K
1
2

Learners define stewardship and exhibit responsibility by helping to care for our “small world.” They will respond to the story The Earth and I by Frank Asch by creating watercolor illustrations of themselves acting as environmental stewards. They will decide on a class service project, plan, take action and reflect on their service experience.