Elementary Years Hands-On Learning in Grades K-5

ISBN-10: 0865715343

ISBN-13: 9780865715349

Edition: 2005

Authors: Tim Grant, Gail Littlejohn

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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.
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: New Society Publishers, Limited
Publication date: 5/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

Tim Grant and Gail Littlejohn have edited Green Teacher magazine _ North America_s foremost award-winning resource for teaching "green" or ecological subject matter _ for the past 12 years. Former high school teachers, they are also editors of two other Green Teacher series books with New Society Publishers. They live and work in Toronto, Canada.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Approaches to Learning
Getting an Early Start: Environmental Education for Young Children (K)
Young Children as Environmental Citizens (Grades K-2)
Green Empowerment in Kindergarten (Grades K-1)
Environmental Project Learning (Grades K-5)
Democratic Education for Environmental Stewardship (Grades 3-5)
Guiding Your School Towards Environmental Literacy (Grades K-6)
Exploring Nature Around Us
The Single Concept Field Trip (Grades K-5)
From Pattern to Principle: Discovering Science Through Observing Patterns in Nature (Grades 3-6)
Studying Pond Creatures (Grades 2-5)
The Numbered Forest (Grades 4-5)
An Overnight Trip with First-graders (Grade 1)
Enjoying Winter with Your Class (Grades 4-5)
The Art of Science (Grades K-3)
Teaming with Nature (Grades 4-8)
The Creative Journal: A Power Tool for Learning (Grades 1-5)
Evaluating Nature Journals (Grades K-5)
Plants and Animals
Forest Studies with Children (Grades 2-4)
A Walk in the Tropical Rainforest (Grades 4-6)
Making Connections with Insect Royalty (Grades 3-6)
Meet the Monarch!
Tracking Migratory Animals On-line (Grades 3-5)
Mouse Roulette (Grades 4-5)
Animals in the Classroom (Grades K-5)
The Great Lakes Food Web Drama (Grades 4-5)
Marine Food Web Simulation (Grades 4-6)
Environmental Issues
Population Pressure (Grades 3-5)
Mathematics and Garbage (Grades 4-6)
Animals in Jeopardy (Grades K-5)
Investigating Air Quality (Grades 3-5)
The Water Game (Grades 2-3)
A Working Model of a Stream (Grades 2-5)
One Fish, Two Fish (Grades 1-4)
Investigating Ocean Pollution (Grades 3-5)
Building Community
Questing: Discovering Community Treasures (Grades 3-8)
Asphalt Artisans: Creating a Community Eco-map (Grades K-8)
Educating the Community: A Watershed Model Project (Grades 3-5)
Monument to a River: An Interactive Playground Structure (Grades K-5)
Waste-Free Lunches: A Lesson in Environmental Stewardship (Grades K-5)
Warriors of the Rainbow (Grades 3-6)
Cool Schools: A Schoolwide Conflict Resolution Program (Grades K-5)
Global Awareness
Global Education in Kindergarten (K)
The World in a Cake (Grades K-7)
Learning About Interconnectedness (Grades K-4)
Around the World in 90 Days (Grades 4-6)
Development Days: A Schoolwide Theme (Grades K-5)
Teaching Children about Chronic Hunger (Grades 4-6)
Imagination and Celebration
Creative Visualization with Children (Grades 2-5)
The Power of Stories (Grades K-5)
Earth Tales (Grades 2-5)
Celebrating Earth Week: Elemental Connections (Grades K-6)
Index
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