Education for Planet Earth
|Green Teacher 95, Spring 2012
Minding Their Minds by Helen de la Maza
Research about how the brain processes information shows educators how important it is to keep learning experiences emotional, relevant, and comprehensible.
A comprehensive guide to developing a realistic waste reduction program in your school.
How to teach mapping and other GIS skills without having to learn to use computer software.
Bring water awareness into your classroom through lesson plans and activities for students in grades K - 10.
Help 12-17 year olds make connections between climate change, international development and their local communities through activities and real-life scenarios.
Give students the time and space to get in touch with their inner thoughts, and connect to the natural world.
Use the natural affinity of 11-14 year olds for pets to teach concepts such as carbon footprints and composting.
Integrate science and language arts in a grade 5 study of local problems with storm water run-off and water quality due to pet waste.
How to use an effective visual teaching tool that shows teenage students evolutionary relationships between different organisms.
An activity in which elementary students learn how greenhouse gases influence climate change by simulatingthe path of light energy from the sun.
Educational Resources Reviewed
Catch the Wind, Harness the Sun (Michael J. Caduto)
The Global Forest (Diana Beresford-Kroeger)
The Evergreen Twins Activity Book (Rick Reynolds)
White Water Black Gold DVD (The Video Project)
Tread Lightly Website (TakingITGlobal)
Choice, Control & Change (National Gardening Association)
Young Voices for the Planet DVD (Young Voices for the Planet )
Promoting Health and Well-Being (Randy & Tana Page)
Grow Your Own Tree Hugger (Wendy Rosenoff)
Terra Antarctica DVD (The Video Project)
A Young Activist's Guide to Building a Green Movement & Changing the World (Sharon J. Smith)
The Economics of Happiness DVD (International Society for Ecology and
UN Climate Change Starter's Guidebook (UNESCO)
Mother Nature's Child: Growing Outdoors in the Media Age DVD (Fuzzy Slippers Productions)
Hope Builders DVD (National Film Board of Canada)
What Would Darwin Think? DVD (The Video Project)
Do Something! (Nancy Lublin)
Grow! DVD (Anthony-Masterson)
The Failure of Environmental Education and How We Can Fix It (Charles Saylan & Daniel
School Yard Habitat Project Guide (U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service)
Call of Life DVD (Species Alliance)
Natural Curiosity (University of Toronto)
Communion CD (Raffi)
Healthy Water, Healthy People (Project WET International Foundation)
Books for Young Readers
Children of the Seventh Fire (Lisa Hart)
Me...Jane (Patrick McDonnell)
River Song: with the Banana Slug String Band (Steve van Zandt & Katherine Zecca)
Where do Recyclable Materials Go? (Sabbithry Persad)
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