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The Guide to Education for Sustainability | Sustainable Schools Project

The Guide to Education for Sustainability | Sustainable Schools Project | Education for Sustainability | Scoop.it

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'The Guide to Education for Sustainability' is based around providing resources and information on ways to incorporate Sustainability into education and the classroom. The Education for sustainability website provides educators with curriculum examples, scope & sequence documents, images, video and a lot more  resources for educators to use to implement into the classroom to improve teaching and learning of sustainability. This resource is a great way to implement new initiatives into the classroom that engages students with authentic tasks that apply to the student lives. An invaluable resource for any teacher to have.

 

This website aligns with the Australian Curriculum: Sustainability where students learn that Sustainable futures result from actions designed to preserve our environment (ACARA, 2014).

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

This website also aligns with the Australian Curriculum: Technologies where students recognize the factors, including sustainability that impact on products, services and environments (ACTDEK010) (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 ;

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Visualising sustainability

Visualising sustainability | Education for Sustainability | Scoop.it

Incredibly comprehensive collection (282!) of diagrams on "How to convey the essence of sustainability in a few sketched lines" from simple to complex, representing different schools of thoughts on the subject...

 

Look them up. 


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The website 'Visualizing Sustainability' provides a a collection of images, diagrams and other visual representations of sustainability for use in the classroom. This is a great resource for educators to use as it provides visual cues to prompt discussions and inquiry about sustainability. The collection varies in its complexity from simple diagrams and images for younger grades to more complex ones for the higher grades based around every aspect of sustainability. Teachers can utilize this resources as a means of class discussions, individual analysis, research, etc. The possibilities are endless with an image for any aspect of sustainability to support teaching and learning in the classroom. 

 

This collection of resources aligns with the Australian Curriculum: Technologies and sustainability with an image, diagram, visual prompt to link with any aspect of sustainability for systems, world views and futures as well as design and technologies knowledge and understanding (ACARA, 2014). 

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

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 

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Environmental children’s books | Growing Up Greener

Environmental children’s books | Growing Up Greener | Education for Sustainability | Scoop.it
Environmental and sustainability education for primary and pre-school aged children

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Kellie Bollard's 'Growing UP Greener' site is based around providing educational books based on teaching children about sustainability in the classroom. The books provided at this site are an excellent resource for use within the primary school classroom as a tool to prompt discussions about sustainability and sustainability responsibility.  These books provide a perfect resource to introduce the topic in a way that students can relate their experiences to. Students develop their understanding of sustainability topics such as recycling for future activities which can be based on the books.

 

Kellie Bollard's 'Growing UP Greener' site provide books that aligns with with the Australian Curriculum: sustainability where students learn that Sustainable futures result from actions designed to preserve our environment (ACARA, 2014).

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

 

The books also align with the Australian Curriculum: Technologies where students recognise the role of people in sustainability (ACTDEK010) (ACARAA, 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 

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Monique Jamgotchian's curator insight, April 9, 2013 8:38 AM

Kellie Bollard’s Growing Up Greener site is an excellent resource for educating HSIE Stage 1 students about environmental sustainability and responsibility. Bollard’s three books: Worms: the Mechanics of Organics, In the Bin and Permaculture Gardens; Sow, Grow, Care, Share are suitable textual introductions to the themes outlined in the HSIE syllabus for Stage 1 Environments, in which students will learn about caring for resources, including waste disposal. All three books work to engage a Stage 1 audience though rhyming narratives. In the Bin asks:

Where does is all go? Where does it end up?
When it goes from the bin, into the back of the truck.
 

Bollard’s books are a great way to introduce important environmental themes through content relatable to students experiences. By posing such questions about where waste goes, students are lead to consider their personal responsibility in reducing waste through recycling. After reading In the Bin, a teacher could direct students to investigate their own school recycling practices, and consider the ways in which they could be improved. Activities such as identifying recycling signs or matching the correct recycling bin lid colour to a rubbish item are some ways teachers could improve students’ recycling knowledge. Worms: the Mechanics of Organics and Permaculture Gardens; Sow, Grow, Care, Share are the perfect introduction to starting a school garden project, in which students can gain a hands-on approach to caring for the environment, and contribute to the minimisation of waste through composting and worm farming. 

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Green Ninja - A Climate Action Super Hero

Green Ninja - A Climate Action Super Hero | Education for Sustainability | Scoop.it

The Green Ninja project is a collaborative effort between scientists, educators, and artists to create compelling experiences that illustrate the connections between humans and our changing climate. The goal is to inspire personal action to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions. The project is based at San Jose State University (SJSU) and includes faculty from the College of Science, College of Humanities and the Arts, and Spartan Film Studios. The Green Ninja concept was created by Babak Sarrafan, professor of film at SJSU.

 

The Green Ninja is a climate-action superhero who fights global warming by inspiring informed personal action. A series of webisodes highlight the adventures of the Green Ninja as he negotiates some of the trickiest areas in climate science. Accompanying resources highlight the facts behind the webisodes and offer more detailed science for the interested individual. Also available, are educational resources for teachers to bring the Green Ninja into the classroom.
 

 


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The 'Green Ninja - A Climate Action Super Hero' is a program organised to demonstrate the connection between humans and the changing climate facing our world. the aim of the project is to produce scenarios that will people into changing and as a result reducing the green house gas emission. This website is a great resource for implementation into the classroom because it appeals to students with a character such as a super hero who is fighting against crime (global warming). the website provides not only video for students to watch but also facts behind the videos. The website also provides a teachers space where resources and activities are provided so that the teacher can incorporate the learning from the webpage to the classroom to further develop the knowledge of Global warming and the need to reduce it. This webpage is an excellent resources for teachers and students learning about sustainability in the classroom, it is engaging and fun as well as educational. 

 

This website aligns with the Australian Curriculum: Sustainability where students learn and understand that the sustainability of ecological, social and economic systems is achieved through informed individual and community action that values local and global equity and fairness across generations into the future. (ACARA, 2014).

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

 

Students also engage in the Australian Curriculum: Technologies framework where they recognize the factors, including sustainability that impact on products, services and environments (ACTDEK010) (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 

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Kandy Gatfield's curator insight, April 24, 2014 11:54 PM

The Green Ninja is a resource that where students can learn about climate change (information) it also aims to teach students to enrich and impact on the lives of people and societies globally for the future(technologies).

The Green Ninja is all about TAKING ACTION. It is interesting, fun and exciting. Children of all primary ages would find it easy to connect with the Green Ninja Character. There are also further teacher resources and links to explore.

http://greenninja.org/

 

Australian Curriculum Link:

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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Teach kids sustainability: What Does it Mean to be Green?

http://www.littlepicklepress.com Green sustainable storybook about conservation, Protect the earth's precious resources in the eco picture book of the year f...
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You can visit the video at this address: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lieN18OTlME 

 

This resource is based around the book 'What does it mean to be Green'  that has been turned into a video as a visual exploration of the book with audio. This resource would be great to use with lower primary students such as foundation or year 1 as it uses language and visuals appropriate to this age group. The book explain what it means to be green, providing example of ways to be green as well as facts about the travel of our food, etc. This book would be a great introduction to sustainability for students as it works through question about what it mans to be green, providing illustrations to add to meaning as well as providing examples so that students can relate it to real life. The video enables students to understand the importance of sustainability for our future in ways that are appropriate to the age of the students. Great resource for teacher t use within the classroom. 

 

This video aligns with the Australian Curriculum: Sustainability as it 

develops the knowledge, skills, values and world views of the students necessary for people to act in ways that contribute to more sustainable patterns of living. (ACARA, 2014).

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

 

It also aligns with the Digital Technologies of the Australian Curriculum: Technology of Identify how people design and produce familiar products, services and environments and consider sustainability to meet personal and local community needs (ACTDEK001). (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 

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Ollie's World - Interactive sustainability resource for kids

Sustainability resource for kids providing fun and entertaining ways to learn how to reduce, reuse, recycle and rethink in the areas of waste, water, energy, air and biodiversity.

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Ollie's World - Interactive Sustainability resource for kids as an excellent interactive website where students can go to participate in games and read new posts about sustainability. Ollie's World is also a great resource for educators as it provides a range of resources for teachers to use in the classroom for teaching and learning activities. The website is based around the notion of  recycling, water conservation as well as the air and biodiversity. This teaching and learning resource is aimed at both the teacher and the students with specifically designated areas for both where students are encouraged to participate in games, quizzes, puzzles, movies, etc. where students can develop and consolidate their learning through fun, interactive activities. Teachers are provided with specific resources and information on sustainability in Australia. this would be a great resource to use in the classroom as students are provided the opportunity to develop and learn through fun interactive activities, develop their understanding of issues facing the Earth as well as and learn at their own pace. Students are delving into the world of sustainability, issues facing the world and our future as well as ways in which we can contribute to improving the Earth. 

 

This website aligns with the Australian Curriculum: Sustainability as it is developing students knowledge, skills, values and world views necessary for people to act in ways that contribute to more sustainable patterns of living. (ACARA, 2014).

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

 

This website also aligns with the Australian Curriculum: Technologies for Year 5/6 where students Investigate characteristics and properties of a range of materials, systems, components, tools and equipment 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 

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Stacie Morris's curator insight, March 9, 2013 11:47 PM

Ollie's World is an interactive sustainability website for educators and their students.  The purpose of the site is to provide a compreshensive resource centre that will allow children to extend their knowledge about issues pertaining to sustainability.  Within the Educators Zone, links for Australian information are available, leading to unit of work (at a cost).  The Kid's Club contains numerous games, puzzles, movies and free downloads.

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Kids - Water Use It Wisely

Kids - Water Use It Wisely | Education for Sustainability | Scoop.it
Find the most fun water games and best lesson plans below! Games & Links Discover Water: The Role of Water in Our Lives A super fun way to learn about the water cycle, saving water and more. The Water Family Game Learn how to help your family cut down on... Read More

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Australia is currently facing an a near catastrophic issue with most of the country being drought declared. Australia is known as one of the driest countries in the world with not only farmers suffering but also small, towns, suburbs and cities suffering. Water restriction are a major factor that our children of today are having to face weather they be in the city or the country, on tank water or town water. It is imperative that we instill a sense of water conservation into our children and teach them ways in which they can conserve water. this website provides a great opportunity for students to learn how to use water wisely and conservatively. the website offer valuable lesson plans that teachers can use in the classroom, games that students can play to investigate water as well as activities students can participate in. This website not only teaches children about being water wise through technology but it also sets activities for students to design ways in which water can be saved at school and in the home. 

 

This website aligns with the Australian Curriculum: Sustainability for OI.9 where students are learning about sustaining our future by altering our actions designed to preserve the quality of our environment. (ACARA, 2014)

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

 

The website also aligns with the Digital Technologies aspect of the Australian Curriculum: Year 5/6 aspect where students investigate the sustainability of services and the environment for current and future use. (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

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Jo Stuart's curator insight, March 6, 2014 8:21 PM

Australia is one of the driest countries in the world and children should be aware that water is a precious commodity. Children need to understand that there are certain things that can be done to continue the sustainability of our water. This site give ideas on how to use water wisely. It offers lesson plans, activities and games that can conserve water. Students could be involved in designing technologies within the school to maintain water supply for vegie patches and school ovals. This site helps students 'exploring and comparing the efficiency of different irrigation methods in plant production systems including the use of digital technologies to improve the effectiveness, for example when designing a sustainableirrigation system to be used in a garden' (ACARA, 2014)

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Learn about Sustainability through animations

Learn about Sustainability through animations | Education for Sustainability | Scoop.it

Free award winning design for sustainability teaching resources and animations on eco-design and life cycle thinking


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You can visit the website and access all the resources at this address: http://www.thesecretlifeofthings.com/# 

 

The 'Secret Life of Things' Website is a great resource for both students and educators to use in the classroom for teaching and learning. This website provides teachers and students with access to lesson plans, assessment items, resources such as web links and videos as well as fact sheets. This is a great resource to use in the classroom to develop knowledge on sustainability, skills, values and world views based around all aspects of sustainability. This resources provides an engaging, interactive, educational resource for teachers to use to engage students in learning a well as for students to engage in and learn at their own pace. 

 

This website and the accompanying resources align with the Australian Curriculum: Sustainability where students investigate how sustainable futures result from actions designed to preserve and/or restore the quality and uniqueness of environments as well as sustainable patterns of living rely on the interdependence of healthy social, economic and ecological systems (ACARA, 2014).

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

 

This website and resources also align with the Australian Curriculum: Technologies strand where students Identify how people design and produce familiar products, services and environments and consider sustainability to meet personal and local community needs (ACTDEK001) (ACAR, 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 

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Marsha Farr's curator insight, March 24, 2013 10:35 PM

The Secret life of things- is a great website for students and teachers, not only does it contain animated ressources but fact sheets, lesson ideas, assessment, video's and web links. Concepts include Product stewardship, ewaste  and eco design. The concept of product stewarship resources would link well with the year 5-6 6.1- Identify how designers and technologists address competiting considerations and tradeoffs in the design of products, services, environements and systems.

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CarbonKids Educational Resources | CSIRO

CarbonKids Educational Resources | CSIRO | Education for Sustainability | Scoop.it
CarbonKids is a program for schools committed to tackling climate change.

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The 'Carbon Kids Education Resources' is a website that provides educators with fourteen different units based around sustainability designed to be implemented into the classroom. The website provides resources for Early years, Primary Schools, High schools with different resources created around all different aspects of sustainability from climate change to renewable energy sources. the resources provided for educators detail the main ideas, key understanding and focus questions. This website is perfect for educators to explore different sustainability topics they could use in their teaching with accompanying resources to assist in the teaching and learning. 

 

This website and the included resources aligns with the Australian Curriculum: Sustainability in almost every aspect from Systems, to world views and futures (ACARA, 2014)

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

 

The resources also align with the Australian Curriculum: Technologies where students Investigate how people in design and technologies occupations address competing considerations, including sustainability in the design of products, services and environments for current and future use (ACTDEK019) as well as

Identify how people design and produce familiar products, services and environments and consider sustainability to meet personal and local community needs (ACTDEK001) (ACARA, 2014). This invaluable resources links to many other content descriptors specific to the desired resource you are using. 

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 

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Emily Middleton's curator insight, May 16, 2013 7:12 AM

These units were located on the CSIRO website. While the CarbonKids program consists of fourteen different units, I focus on the “Sustainable Energy for All” unit for this curated collection.

 

The unit prompts students to investigate the sustainability of modern energy resources and to consider sustainable ways of meeting future energy demands. At forty pages, this resource is very comprehensive. It details the main ideas, key understandings, focus questions, and key literacy terms. It also includes a sample unit sequence with activities, further ideas and support materials.

 

While this unit clearly links to the cross-curricular priority of Sustainability, teachers would need to ensure that the unit reflects the Technology descriptors they wanted to attend to. I believe with some modifications, content descriptors 6.1, 6.2, 6.6, 6.7 and 6.8 from the Design and Technologies subject of the DRAFT Australian Technology Curriculum (2013), could be addressed. The resource could also potentially cover descriptors in the year seven and eight band.

 

Although I’m impressed by the whole unit, I particularly like the learning experience that requires students to create a solar oven. Instead of having the students following a sequence of instructions however, I would modify this activity so that students were responding to a design brief. They could then be asked to investigate different types of solar ovens; develop plans; select and use appropriate materials; create their ovens; and communicate their ideas and processes, using relevant terminology.

Emily Middleton's comment, June 1, 2013 7:36 AM
Hi Kerry, glad you found this useful for your collection :)
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Kids Learn Sustainability through the Arts

Kids Learn Sustainability through the Arts | Education for Sustainability | Scoop.it
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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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 

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6 Simple Ways To Have A Green Classroom

6 Simple Ways To Have A Green Classroom | Education for Sustainability | Scoop.it
There are a lot of simple ways to get a green classroom. These tips are going to make you feel a lot better about your classroom's impact on Earth.
The post 6 Simple Ways To Have A Green Classroom appeared first on Edudemic.

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The article on '6 Simple Ways to Have a Green Classroom' provides educators with 6 ideas that can be implemented into the classroom as teaching resources as well as learning tools. Students participate in the activities suggested such as turning light bulbs and electronics off in the classroom, using reusable packaging for lunch items and other things as well as reducing paper wastage in the classroom. The teacher can develop on this notion by turning this into a learning experience discussing why we do these things, the issues we face due to poor sustainability, how we can broaden our efforts as well as how these efforts can affect our environment, community and society as a whole. This is a great resources to use to start simple sustainability activities in the classroom. 

 

This article aligns with the Australian Curriculum: Sustainability of OI.6 where The sustainability of ecological, social and economic systems is achieved through informed individual and community action that values local and global equity and fairness across generations into the future (ACARA, 2014),as well as the Australian curriculum: Technologies where students Investigate the suitability of materials, systems, components, tools and equipment for a range of purposes (ACTDEK013)

 

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

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 

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Teaching sustainability starts from your closest environment

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Growing Up Green (Documentary Trailer)

Documentary by Bob Gliner
"Growing Up Green profiles a unique statewide, hands-on environmental education program in Michigan, the Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative. For the very first time, both rural and urban schools across the state are working to increase academic performance by involving students in local efforts to improve the environments they inhabit.

High school students in an interdisciplinary science and math class in Houghton developed ROV’s (remotely operated vehicles) to use in underwater explorations looking for invasive species. Across the state in Alpena, elementary school students use similar ROV’s to aid Fish and Game biologists in their research.

 

In Lansing and nearby Grand Rapids, elementary and high school students raise salmon in their classrooms, then restock local rivers, weaving science, math, history and art though their year-long curriculum. In Muskegon, elementary students plant a former dump site with non-invasive species, restoring a natural habitat, while learning valuable watershed lessons.

 

In Detroit's inner city, high school students renovate 800 houses with energy saving devices as part of their science and math program, while Detroit middle school students perform regular 'tire sweeps' of the neighborhood around their school, helping a local nonprofit in its recycling and poverty alleviation efforts. Professional development is offered through nine hubs to help teachers facilitate inquiry-based learning and problem-solving, and to sustain school-community partnerships."... 

 

For trailer, click on video or title above. 

For documentary website, click here: 
http://www.docmakeronline.com/growing_up_green.html

 

For more more about the Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative, visit: 

http://www.glstewardship.org/

 

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You can view the trailer at this address: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJO0Ctalgcc 

and you can view the initiative in more detail at this address: http://www.videoproject.com/schoolschange.html 

 

The 'Growing up Green' initiative is a environmental program where students participate in hands-on programs where they work to sustain the environment, our community and our Earth in real life activities where students are actively involved in investigating, contributing, altering and measuring the success of activities that have completed. students participate in activities such as raising fish for release in river systems, creating underwater vehicles for investigations, recording animal sightings etc.  This would be a great program to introduce and trial in school communities as students are learning about their environment and all incorporated factors in hands-on real life situations. Students incorporate the key learning areas throughout the year into the activities where they have real life applications. students are learning about the environment, the technology behind sustainability as well as applying their knowledge of sustainability and technology into applications that they can utilize in real-life situation. This program is based around incorporating theory into hands-on approaches where students are immersed in the issues facing our environment, community and our wold in authentic activities. 

 

This program aligns with the Australian Curriculum: Sustainability for OI.2, OI.4 and OI.6 where students learn that The sustainability of ecological, social and economic systems is achieved through informed individual and community action that values local and global equity and fairness across generations into the future. students are also learning that the dependence of living things on healthy ecosystems, and value diversity and social justice are essential for achieving sustainability as well as All life forms, including human life, are connected through ecosystems on which they depend for their wellbeing and survival. (ACARA, 2014).

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

 

This program also aligns with with the Digital Technologies of the Australian Curriculum: Technology where students identify how people design and produce familiar products, services and environments and consider sustainability to meet personal and local community needs (ACTDEK001), where students Investigate the suitability of materials, systems, components, tools and equipment for a range of purposes (ACTDEK013). (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 

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Sustainability explained through animation

Watch this short animated movie explaining sustainability created for RealEyes by Igloo Animations

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Tamyka Mills's insight:

You can visit the video at this address: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5NiTN0chj0 

 

This short YouTube video clip is based around explaining sustainability  to primary school aged children. The video clip explains the necessity of sustaining our planet for our future. It demonstrates poor sustainability and good sustainability in an animated picture that students can relate to. This would be a great resource to use in the classroom as an introduction to the sustainability of our planet and the key areas we need to focus on in order to ensure that we have a healthy planet for our future. Children can relate to this video as it uses simple to recognize and understand images and terms. 

 

This video aligns with the Australian Curriculum: Sustainability Oi.3 where student explore the sustainable patterns of living and the and how this relies on the interdependence of healthy social, economic and ecological systems. (ACARA, 2014).

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

 

this video also aligns with the Digital Technologies aspect of the Australian Curriculum for Foundation to Year 2 where students Identify how people design and produce familiar products, services and environments and consider sustainability to meet personal and local community needs (ACTDEK001). (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 

 

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Stacie Morris's curator insight, June 5, 2013 8:28 AM

Short two minute YouTube video that would be a great introduction for class discussions about Sustainability.  Discusses how we need clean air, water and fresh food to survive but due to the way we are living, this sustainability is declining and as humans we have become a threat to our own planet.  Great resource to get ideas flowing and discussions in the classroom.           

Kandy Gatfield's curator insight, March 4, 2014 7:39 AM

Great resource that could be used in the classroom as an introduction to sustainability.

This two minute You Tube video explains how us as humans have become a threat to our own planet by the way that we live. The video explains how we can help the earth continue what it was meant to do and provide us with clean air, water and food. Great for starting conversation and brainstorming.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5NiTN0chj0

Australian Curriculum Link:

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)

Emma Pails's curator insight, May 26, 2014 11:15 PM

This resource is just a simple YouTube movie which explains sustainability through the use of animated pictures and quirky sounds and music. Throughout the movie it points out that we as humans are destroying what we have become completely dependent on and what we need in order to survive (water, clean air and fresh food). The movie explains that in order for the earth to continue to do what it was designed to do, and provide us with water, clean air and fresh food we need to take care of it by reducing our independence and destruction. This is achievable while still meeting our everyday needs although it will ensure we will live a high quality of life for years and years to come.

 

Have a look!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5NiTN0chj0

 

This online resource could be used within many year levels while implementing the following relevant Australian Curriculum (2014) content descriptors:

 

Foundation to Year 2

Design and Technologies knowledge and understanding

Identify how people design and produce familiar products, services and environments and consider sustainability to meet personal and local community needs (ACTDEK001)

 

Year 3 and 4

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)

 

Year 5 and 6

Design and Technologies knowledge and understanding

Investigate how people in design and technologies occupations address competing considerations, including sustainability in the design of products, services and environments for current and future use (ACTDEK019)

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Tamyka Mills's insight:

One of the best ways to engage students is to immerse them in scenarios and situations where they are met with a dilemma that occurs in everyday lives around the world. A teacher (Joan Wright-Albertini) of a first grade class does just this. This classroom activity is a great way to allow students curiosity to run wild, develop a sense of responsibility and care for the environment as well as learning about sustainability through real life situations. This website gives teachers a great idea on how to teach students about sustainability in a way that appeals to them, involves them and teaches them about sustainability. The activity is delivered in a way that is appropriate to the age group and includes the children in the learning process. 

 

This article/report aligns with the Australian Curriculum: Sustainability for first grade students as the students are learning about "Actions for a more sustainable future reflect values of care, respect and responsibility, and require us to explore and understand environments".

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

 

The article/report also aligns with the digital technologies of the Australian Curriculum: Technology for Foundation to Year 2 students where students "Consider sustainability to meet personal and local community needs (ACTDEK001)". 

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

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Peter Albion's comment, March 30, 2014 9:50 AM
First link is broken. Try http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/CrossCurriculumPriorities/Sustainability