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Created by me, Jack G. Maynard, Jr., musician and writer. I was involved in a yearly tree planting school program in Grand Rapids, MI and wrote two songs for it: Trees Breathe Life and Pass These Gifts Along. That inspired me to write a Musical for 4th through 8th grades. It has been performed at about 100 schools with always positive feedback. My goal was to make it easy to preform. It has been sidelined for the last 12 years and I'm excited to make it it available again. It's available on my website: http://www.livingearthpublishing.com. There you can find everything you need to produce the musical. You can order it in digital or hard copy formats: Director's Manual, Actors Books, Performance Music Tracks CD, Musical Soundtrack CD. and other items. It is a perfect for Spring Earth Day or Summer Music Camps as well as children's theaters.

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The Redford Center
The Redford Center
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Redford Center Stories invites young people (particularly those in 5th-12th grade) to join a journey of learning that builds confidence for learning across any subject and puts them in the director’s seat to discover and articulate their wisdom as authors of humanity’s collective narrative.

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Project Learning Tree curated a list of resources for educators and students to reflect and learn more about Indigenous Peoples’ history, culture, knowledge, perspectives, and leadership.

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Humanity's Global Species Test
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What grade would you give humanity as Earth's dominant global species? How are our current three global environmental crises related? A brief video and associated articles help learners get a deeper understanding of humanity's global role and how our global environmental crises are interrelated.

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Website, Activity, Media, Blogs, Video
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Learn about kids with disabilities with inclusion lessons
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Children with disabilities are far too often excluded from life-enriching programs like summer camps, nature-based programs and after-school programs. It is time we end the stigma and exclusion and move towards a more inclusive world. Learn how to best welcome, support and include children with disabilities in your programs and organizations by interacting with over 16 different lessons on inclusion- organized across the following four categories: Community Change, Organizational Change, Group Support and Individual Support.

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