Lessons, articles, and principles to further ecological teaching and learning

Oak Woodland Learning Activities

Oak Woodland Learning Activities

Materials and instructions for two activities for thinking about ecosystems and community resilience, using a striking downloadable mural.

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Ecological Literacy: Educating Our Children for a Sustainable World

Ecological Literacy: Educating Our Children for a Sustainable World

Michael Pollan says our book "makes a critical contribution to rethinking how we teach our children about their place in nature. The best book of its kind."

Book
The Nature and Purpose of Education

The Nature and Purpose of Education

A Slow School would emphasize how ideas are conceptualized, just as Slow Food emphasizes ingredients' innate qualities.

Article
Teaching Strategies

Teaching Strategies

A variety of teaching strategies based on students' levels of development and brain-based research.

Article
Designing a Resilient Community

Designing a Resilient Community

A project-based learning activity in which students assess their community's ability to respond to crises and develop ideas for making it more resilient.

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Big Ideas: A New Alignment with Academic Standards

Big Ideas: A New Alignment with Academic Standards

Created in partnership with National Geographic, with examples of learning experiences for linking food, culture, health, and the environment.

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