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

Big Ideas: Linking Water, Power, and Sewer in K-12

Big Ideas: Linking Water, Power, and Sewer in K-12

A curriculum framework aligned with academic standards that offers examples of engaging learning experiences.

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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."

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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.

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Downloadable Resource: Jobs in a Biotic Community

Downloadable Resource: Jobs in a Biotic Community

Students learn about interdependence by taking a census of an outdoor site and identifying the different “jobs” of members of the biotic community.

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Teaching Strategies

Teaching Strategies

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

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