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Teaching Green - The Elementary Years: Hands-On Learning in Grades K-5

Handbook / Manual

Series: Teaching Green

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

244 pages, b/w illustrations

New Society Publishers

Paperback | May 2005 | #181623 | ISBN: 0865715343
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NHBS Price: £19.99 $26/€23 approx

About this book

This book is designed for anyone working with young people from kindergarten to 11 years old, whether in schools or non-formal 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 from across North American appealing to a wide range of teachers, educators and parents seeking innovative ideas for incorporating green themes into their programs.


- Getting an Early Start: Environmental Education for Young Children
- Young Children as Environmental Citizens
- Green Empowerment in Kindergarten
- Environmental Project Learning
- Democratic Education for Environmental Stewardship
- Guiding Your School Towards Environmental Literacy
- The Single Concept Field Trip
- From Pattern to Principle: Discovering Science Through Observing Patterns in Nature
- Studying Pond Creatures
- The Numbered Forest
- An Overnight Trip with First-graders
- Enjoying Winter with Your Class
- The Art of Science
- Teaming with Nature
- The Creative Journal: A Power Tool for Learning
- Evaluating Nature Journals
- Forest Studies with Children
- A Walk in the Tropical Rainforest
- Making Connections with Insect Royalty
- Meet the Monarch!
- Tracking Migratory Animals On-line
- Mouse Roulette
- Animals in the Classroom
- he Great Lakes Food Web Drama
- Marine Food Web Simulation
- Population Pressure
- Mathematics and Garbage
- Animals in Jeopardy
- Investigating Air Quality
- The Water Game
- A Working Model of a Stream
- One Fish, Two Fish
- Investigating Ocean Pollution
- Questing: Discovering Community Treasures
- Asphalt Artisans: Creating a Community Eco-map
- Educating the Community: A Watershed Model Project
- Monument to a River: An Interactive Playground Structure
- Waste-Free Lunches: A Lesson in Environmental Stewardship
- Warriors of the Rainbow
- Cool Schools: A School-wide Conflict Resolution Program
- Global Education in Kindergarten
- The World in a Cake
- Learning About Interconnectedness
- Around the World in 90 Days
- Development Days: A School-wide Theme
- Teaching Children about Chronic Hunger
- Creative Visualisation with Children
- The Power of Stories
- Earth Tales
- Celebrating Earth Week: Elemental Connections
- Index

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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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