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Engaging pupils in negotiating a sustainable future
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Curriculum and Learning Activities

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Green Education Foundation (GEF), a non-profit organization, is committed to creating a sustainable future through education.
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Emma Pails's curator insight, May 27, 7:49 PM

GEF (Green Education Foundation) is a non-profit organization which strives to create a sustainable future through education. GEF believe that sustainability education provides both educators and students with real world learning through the engagement in science, technology and maths KLA, and more specifically current human concerns of environmental, economic and social systems.

 

GEF provides an assortment of curriculum based resources that caters for all year levels from K-12 for both students and teachers all over the world. Their goal is to provide challenging yet engaging resources, to ensure both students and teachers can think holistically and critically about the current global environment situation and design possible solutions to ensure we can live in a clean and bright future.

 

Programs and study modules the GEF offer include:

National Green Week
Waste Reduction Challenge
Green Energy Challenge
Sustainable Water Challenge
Green Thumb Challenge
Green Building Program
I Ride Green
K-12 Lesson Clearinghouse

 

Check their page out here!

http://www.greeneducationfoundation.org/greenthumbchallengesub/curriculum-and-activities.html

 

The relevant content descriptors from the Australian Curriculum (2014) include:

 

Year 3 and 4 Content Descriptions

Design and Technologies knowledge and understanding

Recognise the role of people in design and technologies occupations and explore factors, including sustainability that impact on the design of products, services and environments to meet community needs (ACTDEK010)

 

Design and Technologies processes and production skills

Evaluate design ideas, processes and solutions based on criteria for success developed with guidance and including care for the environment (ACTDEP017)

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Kids Learn Sustainability through the Arts

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Viva La Verde! (Long Live Green!) is a week-long program that focuses on teaching kids about sustainability through visual arts.
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Tamyka Mills's curator insight, June 6, 2:21 AM

You can visit the full article here: http://blogs.kqed.org/ourxperience/2011/07/27/kids-learn-sustainability-through-the-arts/ 

 

'Viva La Verde' is a program based around teaching children about sustainability through the means of art. this program would be great for adaption and implementation in to the classroom to help children understand sustainability and environmental issues such as overpopulation and contributions to global warming from factories and refineries. Students us recycled items from around the home for the artwork and learn about the importance of recycling. this is a great resource to use as it teachers students about sustainability in a fun, enjoyable hands on approach where students are actively engaged in the learning process. 

 

This article/report aligns with the Australian Curriculum: Sustainability  as students demonstrate actions for a sustainable future where students explore and understand the environment (ACARA, 2014).

http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/CrossCurriculumPriorities/Sustainability

 

 

 The article also aligns with the Australian Curriculum: Technologies strand where students investigate characteristics and properties of a range of materials  and evaluate the impact of their use(ACTDEK023) (ACARA, 2014).

http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/technologies/design-and-technologies/Curriculum/F-10?y=F-2&y=3-4&y=5-6&y=7-8&y=9-10&s=DEPPS&s=DEKU&p=3&layout=1