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Teaching Green -- The Elementary Years : Hands-on Learning in Grades K-5 - Tim Grant

Teaching Green -- The Elementary Years

Hands-on Learning in Grades K-5

By: Tim Grant (Editor), Gail Littlejohn (Editor)

Paperback

Published: 1st January 2005
For Ages: 5 - 10 years old
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"Teaching Green--The Elementary Years" is designed for anyone working with young people in kindergarten through grade five, whether in schools or informal education settings. It offers 50 kid-tested teaching strategies that promote interdisciplinary hands-on learning about natural systems and foster critical thinking about environmental issues, both local and global. The book includes background information and instructions for practical projects and activities on numerous topics. Rich illustrations and a curriculum index make this book of contributions from over 60 educators across North America appealing to a wide range of teachers, educators and parents seeking innovative ideas for incorporating green themes into their programs.

Tim Grant and Gail Littlejohn are the editors of "Green Teacher" magazine, North America's award-winning environmental teaching resource.

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. xi
Approaches to Learning
Getting an Early Start: Environmental Education for Young Children (K)p. 2
Young Children as Environmental Citizens (Grades K-2)p. 4
Green Empowerment in Kindergarten (Grades K-1)p. 9
Environmental Project Learning (Grades K-5)p. 12
Democratic Education for Environmental Stewardship (Grades 3-5)p. 20
Guiding Your School Towards Environmental Literacy (Grades K-6)p. 25
Exploring Nature Around Us
The Single Concept Field Trip (Grades K-5)p. 34
From Pattern to Principle: Discovering Science Through Observing Patterns in Nature (Grades 3-6)p. 38
Studying Pond Creatures (Grades 2-5)p. 42
The Numbered Forest (Grades 4-5)p. 46
An Overnight Trip with First-graders (Grade 1)p. 49
Enjoying Winter with Your Class (Grades 4-5)p. 53
The Art of Science (Grades K-3)p. 56
Teaming with Nature (Grades 4-8)p. 61
The Creative Journal: A Power Tool for Learning (Grades 1-5)p. 66
Evaluating Nature Journals (Grades K-5)p. 71
Plants and Animals
Forest Studies with Children (Grades 2-4)p. 74
A Walk in the Tropical Rainforest (Grades 4-6)p. 81
Making Connections with Insect Royalty (Grades 3-6)p. 87
Meet the Monarch!p. 94
Tracking Migratory Animals On-line (Grades 3-5)p. 96
Mouse Roulette (Grades 4-5)p. 99
Animals in the Classroom (Grades K-5)p. 101
The Great Lakes Food Web Drama (Grades 4-5)p. 108
Marine Food Web Simulation (Grades 4-6)p. 115
Environmental Issues
Population Pressure (Grades 3-5)p. 118
Mathematics and Garbage (Grades 4-6)p. 122
Animals in Jeopardy (Grades K-5)p. 126
Investigating Air Quality (Grades 3-5)p. 130
The Water Game (Grades 2-3)p. 136
A Working Model of a Stream (Grades 2-5)p. 141
One Fish, Two Fish (Grades 1-4)p. 145
Investigating Ocean Pollution (Grades 3-5)p. 148
Building Community
Questing: Discovering Community Treasures (Grades 3-8)p. 152
Asphalt Artisans: Creating a Community Eco-map (Grades K-8)p. 159
Educating the Community: A Watershed Model Project (Grades 3-5)p. 164
Monument to a River: An Interactive Playground Structure (Grades K-5)p. 169
Waste-Free Lunches: A Lesson in Environmental Stewardship (Grades K-5)p. 172
Warriors of the Rainbow (Grades 3-6)p. 179
Cool Schools: A Schoolwide Conflict Resolution Program (Grades K-5)p. 181
Global Awareness
Global Education in Kindergarten (K)p. 186
The World in a Cake (Grades K-7)p. 189
Learning About Interconnectedness (Grades K-4)p. 194
Around the World in 90 Days (Grades 4-6)p. 196
Development Days: A Schoolwide Theme (Grades K-5)p. 201
Teaching Children about Chronic Hunger (Grades 4-6)p. 206
Imagination and Celebration
Creative Visualization with Children (Grades 2-5)p. 214
The Power of Stories (Grades K-5)p. 218
Earth Tales (Grades 2-5)p. 225
Celebrating Earth Week: Elemental Connections (Grades K-6)p. 231
Indexp. 239
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ISBN: 9780865715349
ISBN-10: 0865715343
Series: Teaching Green
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 5 - 10 years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st January 2005
Publisher: New Society Publishers
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.7 x 21.6  x 1.55
Weight (kg): 0.71