Literacy is a big part of teaching sciences, specifically Climate Change. Teaching with literature that helps with that teaching is crucial to begin to have an understanding of our role in fighting Climate Change.
Interested in how you can experience nature with your family and lead a healthier lifestyle? Not quite sure where to start? Richard Louv offers a comprehensive guide of 500 ways to do exactly that in his book Vitamin N: The Essential Guide to a Nature Rich Life.
When it’s time for a game change, you need a guide to the new rules. Helping Students Make Sense of the World Using Next Generation Science and Engineering Practices provides a play-by-play understanding of the practices strand of A Framework for K–12 Science Education (Framework) and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Written in clear, nontechnical language, this book provides a wealth of real-world examples to show you what’s different about practice-centered teaching and learning at all grade levels.
The International Journal of Early Childhood Environmental Education (IJECEE) is a peer-reviewed open-access electronic journal promoting early childhood environmental education for global readership and action. IJECEE publishes scholarly written work, anonymously and expertly reviewed by peers, that focuses on book reviews, educational approaches, evaluation models, program descriptions, research investigations, and theoretical perspectives pertinent to the education of all young children (birth to eight years). The young children’s caregivers and the communities, institutions and systems, in which the children live, too, are a focus of importance. The content of the publication addresses all aspects of environmental education as well as all reciprocal associations and impacts embedded within the environmental education experience. Implications for policy at the local, state, regional, national, and international levels are sought.
This resource from Project WILD gives educators activities and action projects for involving high school students in stewardship efforts in their community. The program involves students in decisions affecting people, wildlife, and their shared habitat in the community.
In the wake of this summer’s record-breaking heat – hottest June on record, the hottest month ever in July – students and teachers have returned to their classrooms. But in what classes should the diverse causes and consequences of climate change be covered? If meeting the challenge of climate change will affect, in some way, nearly every aspect of contemporary life, should it be covered, in some way, in every course? This month’s bookshelf features books about climate change education. The first part covered books that address the general theory and practice of teaching climate change. This second part highlights books that focus on specific subtopics.
As always, the descriptions are drawn and/or adapted from copy provided by the publishers. When two dates of publication are provided, the second is the date for the paperback edition.
The National Wildlife Federation is pleased to announce the publication of its Greenpoint Eco-Schools Sustainability Toolkit. The Toolkit offers a roadmap for school communities that want to take action to make their schools and communities more environmentally sustainable.