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Teaching green : the elementary years : hands-on learning in grades K-5

Author: Tim Grant; Gail Littlejohn
Publisher: Gabriola, B.C. : New Society Publishers, ©2005.
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"The challenge at the elementary school level is to teach basic concepts while nurturing children's respect for and stewardship of the natural world. Teaching Green - The Elementary Years helps educators to meet this challenge through developmentally appropriate activities that engage students mentally, physically, and emotionally. Designed for anyone working with children from Kindergarten to Grade 5, whether in  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Grant; Gail Littlejohn
ISBN: 0865715343 9780865715349
OCLC Number: 60567006
Description: xii, 242 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 28 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
[pt. 1]. Approaches to learning --
Getting an early start : environmental education for young children / Ruth A. Wilson --
Young children as environmental citizens / Carole Basile and Cameron White --
Green empowerment in kindergarten / Chris Wright --
Environmental project learning / Julie Tracy with Kathleen Glaser --
Democratic education for environment stewardship / Peter Blaze Corcoran and Margaret Pennock --
Guiding your school towards environmental literacy / Jeff Reading --
[pt. 2]. Exploring nature around us --
The single concept field trip / Clarke Birchard and Alan Crook --
From pattern to principle : discovering science through observing patterns in nature / Robert Barkman --
Studying pond creatures / Chris Earley --
The numbered forest / Emily Kissner --
An overnight trip with first-graders / Liz Kornelsen --
Enjoying winter with your class / Gareth Thomson --
The art of science / Tina Jory --
Teaming with nature / Mark Baldwin --
The creative journal : a power tool for learning / William F. Hammond --
Evaluating nature journals / Mike Moutoux. [pt. 3]. Plants and animals --
Forest studies with children / Susan Argast and Cheryl Macdonald --
A walk in the tropical rainforest / Glenn Gustafson --
Making connections with insect royalty / Ann Hobbie --
Meet the monarch! / Karen Oberhauser --
Tracking migratory animals on-line / Bob Coulter --
Mouse roulette / Gareth Thomson --
Animals in the classroom / Stephen Huddart and Craig Naherniak --
The Great Lakes food web drama / Marjane L. Baker --
Marine food web simulation / John Ogletree --
[pt. 4]. Environmental issues --
Population pressure / Marci Mowery and Lindsay Aun --
Mathematics and garbage / Sylvia Helmer and Shirley Parker-Creasy --
Animals in jeopardy / Annette Payne --
Investigating air quality / Esther Railton Rice and Janice Gardner-Loster --
The water game / Jennifer Baron --
A working model of a stream / William F. Hammond --
One fish, two fish / Michele Hoffman-Trotter --
Investigating ocean pollution / Sue LeBeau. [pt. 5]. Building community --
Questing : discovering community treasures / Steven Glazer --
Asphalt artisans : creating a community eco-map / Paul Fieldhouse and Lisa Bunkowsky --
Educating the community : a watershed model project / C.S. Perryess --
Monument to a river : an interactive playground structure / Bruce Robert Dean --
Waste-free lunches : a lesson in environmental stewardship / Amy Hemmert --
Warriors of the rainbow / Roberta Oswald and Carmel Preyra --
Cool schools : a schoolwide conflict resolution program / Fran Jovick --
[pt. 6]. Global awareness --
Global education in kindergarten / Karen Green --
The world in a cake / Jackie Kirk and Mary Gale Smith --
Learning about interconnectedness / Graham Pike and David Selby --
Around the world in 90 days / Michelle Cusolito and Bill White --
Development days : a schoolwide theme / Alison Flensburg --
Teaching children about chronic hunger / Daniel Kriesberg --
[pt. 7]. Imagination and celebration --
Creative visualization with children / Jane Hamilton --
The power of stories / Sue Christian Parsons --
Earth tales / Michael J. Caduto --
Celebrating Earth week : elemental connections / Deanna Fry --
Index.
Responsibility: edited by Tim Grant and Gail Littlejohn.
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"The challenge at the elementary school level is to teach basic concepts while nurturing children's respect for and stewardship of the natural world. Teaching Green - The Elementary Years helps educators to meet this challenge through developmentally appropriate activities that engage students mentally, physically, and emotionally. Designed for anyone working with children from Kindergarten to Grade 5, whether in schools or in non-formal education settings, it offers 50 kid-tested teaching strategies for promoting interdisciplinary hands-on learning about natural systems and fostering critical thinking about environmental issues."--Jacket.

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