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Teaching Green - The Middle Years: Hands-on Learning in Grades 6-8

Handbook / Manual

Series: Teaching Green

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

240 pages, b/w photos, b/w illustrations

New Society Publishers

Paperback | Mar 2004 | #181624 | ISBN: 0865715017
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NHBS Price: £19.99 $25/€24 approx

About this book

For anyone working with young people in grades six through eight – whether inside or outside schools – Teaching Green contains over fifty of the best activities and teaching strategies contributed to Green Teacher magazine over the last ten years by educators from across North America. Organised into 'green teaching' categories, Teaching Green - The Middle Years offers a host of ideas for hands-on learning about biodiversity, ecology, resource consumption, green technology and the world around us. This collection will inspire educators who are seeking innovative strategies for incorporating 'green' themes into their programs. Ages 11 to 14 years.


Contents

- Introduction
- Learning About Ecosystems -- Teaching with the Seasons
- The Biosphere Challenge: Developing Ecological Literacy
- Surveying Biodiversity
- Monitoring Wetlands
- A Constructed Wetland: From Monitoring to Action
- Tracking and Stalking the Wild
- Teaching Tracking and Stalking
- Attracting and Studying Hummingbirds
- Discovering Our Temperate Rainforests
- Zoning Out: Getting the Most out of a Beach Walk. Sustaining Ecosystems -- Protected Areas: Arks of the 21st Century
- Habitat Fragmentation and Genetic Diversity
- The Race Against Desertification
- Learning about Desertification
- Declining Fish Stocks: Pieces of a Puzzle. Living Sustainably -- Blowing Up Your World
- Encouraging Global Awareness
- How Big is My Ecological Footprint?
- Simulation on Basic Needs
- Population, Consumption, and the Environment
- Our Watery Planet
- Water Across the Curriculum
- Teaching about Food Systems
- Tools of Hope Game adapted
- Worm Composting Revisited
- Building with Straw
- The Power of Wind: It'll Blow You Away
- The Wind in the Schoolyard. Examining Values -- Living Within Earth's Means
- All Species Projects
- From Child Rights to Earth Rights
- Where Do You Stand?
- Superheroes: From Fiction to Reality
- Theme Days: A Cause for Celebration. Making Interdisciplinary Connections -- Rivers and the Arts
- A Mohawk Vision of Bioregional Education
- Two Rivers Project
- Environmental Laws: A Matter of Debate
- Growing an Integrated Unit -- Organically!
- Maps Tell Stories: Folklore and Geography
- Environmental History: If Trees Could Talk
- Paradise Lost: How Do We Define Progress?
- Making Global Connections
- Press Agent for a Day
- Computers in Environmental Learning
- The Greening of Home Economics. Glossary
- Index


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Biography

Tim Grant and Gail Littlejohn are the editors of Green Teacher magazine, North America's award-winning environmental teaching resource. They have previously edited two other Green Teacher series books and live in Toronto, Ontario. Tim Grant and Gail Littlejohn have edited 'Green Teacher' - the world's best-selling environmental education magazine - for over a decade. Both were formerly High School teachers and live in Toronto, Ontario.

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