The Everything Green Classroom Book

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  • Copyright: 2009-04-18
  • Publisher: Adams Media Corp
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This book is the essential guide for teaching children about nature and environmental protection. This guide shows teachers how to incorporate green” concepts into everyday lessons, activities, and field trips. Also included are ways to send the lesson home, with clear steps for teaching children how to make saving the earth a part of their daily lives. Features information on: The best ways to address issues like global warming and the disappearing rainforests Sustainable school supplies Eco-friendly fundraising Inspiring field trip ideas (from the local farm to the local landfill!) Innovative ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle Teachers, students, administrators, and parents will learn to take green practices from the classroom to the larger world outside. By using teacher-tested activities and the inspiring stories of real kids, this book will motivate teachers and their students to turn education into action.

Author Biography

Tessa Hill is the president of Kids for Saving Earth (www.kidsforsavingearth.org), a nonprofit organization that has provided environmental education to millions of children throughout the United States and Canada. A former elementary school teacher, she is the board chair of Healthy Child Healthy World and a board member of Beyond Pesticides. She has also been a member of several governmental committees, including the Children's Environmental Health Federal Advisory Committee and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control's Agency for Toxic Substances. She lives in Minneapolis, MN.

Table of Contents

Top Ten Ways to Create a Green Classroomp. x
Introductionp. xi
Green Schools 101p. 1
Making a Differencep. 2
Making a Green Classroomp. 4
Making It Workp. 7
Making It Meaningfulp. 9
Earning Moneyp. 11
Making This Book Work for Youp. 12
Earth-Friendly Farmingp. 15
What It's All Aboutp. 16
Global Picturep. 18
For the Classroomp. 20
School Projectsp. 21
Field Tripsp. 22
Human Healthp. 24
Take It Homep. 25
Radical Reductionsp. 29
What It's All Aboutp. 30
Global Picturep. 31
For the Classroomp. 33
School Projectsp. 34
Field Tripsp. 36
Human Healthp. 37
Take It Homep. 38
Choose to Reusep. 41
What It's All Aboutp. 42
Global Picturep. 44
For the Classroomp. 45
School Projectsp. 47
Field Tripsp. 48
Human Healthp. 50
Take It Homep. 52
Recyclep. 55
What It's All Aboutp. 56
Global Picturep. 57
For the Classroomp. 59
School Projectsp. 61
Human Healthp. 65
Take It Homep. 67
Composting Countsp. 69
What It's All Aboutp. 70
Global Picturep. 72
For the Classroomp. 74
School Projectsp. 75
Field Tripsp. 78
Human Healthp. 79
Take It Homep. 81
Plain as Waterp. 83
What It's All Aboutp. 84
Global Picturep. 87
For the Classroomp. 88
School Projectsp. 90
Field Tripsp. 93
Human Healthp. 94
Take It Homep. 97
Clear the Airp. 99
What It's All Aboutp. 100
Global Picturep. 102
For the Classroomp. 105
School Projectsp. 107
Field Tripsp. 108
Human Healthp. 111
Take It Homep. 112
This Land Is Your Landp. 115
What It's All Aboutp. 116
Global Picturep. 117
For the Classroomp. 119
School Projectsp. 120
Field Tripsp. 122
Human Healthp. 124
Take It Homep. 125
Walking, Rolling, and Movingp. 129
What It's All Aboutp. 130
Global Picturep. 132
For the Classroomp. 135
School Projectsp. 136
Field Tripsp. 138
Human Healthp. 139
Take It Homep. 140
Power to the Peoplep. 143
What It's All Aboutp. 144
Global Picturep. 147
For the Classroomp. 148
School Projectsp. 150
Field Tripsp. 152
Human Healthp. 153
Take It Homep. 154
Things Are Warming Up: Curbing Climate Changep. 157
What It's All Aboutp. 158
Global Picturep. 159
For the Classroomp. 161
School Projectsp. 162
Field Tripsp. 164
Human Healthp. 165
Take It Homep. 167
Flying Feathered Friendsp. 169
What It's All Aboutp. 170
Global Picturep. 172
For the Classroomp. 174
School Projectsp. 176
Field Tripsp. 178
Human Healthp. 179
Take It Homep. 180
Underwater Worldp. 183
What It's All Aboutp. 184
Global Picturep. 186
For the Classroomp. 188
School Projectsp. 190
Field Tripsp. 192
Human Healthp. 194
Take It Homep. 197
Fuzzy Wuzziesp. 199
What It's All Aboutp. 200
Global Picturep. 202
For the Classroomp. 203
School Projectsp. 205
Field Tripsp. 206
Human Healthp. 207
Take It Homep. 209
Creeping Crawliesp. 211
What It's All Aboutp. 212
Global Picturep. 214
For the Classroomp. 215
School Projectsp. 217
Field Tripsp. 218
Human Healthp. 219
Take It Homep. 221
Bugs Don't Bug Mep. 223
What It's All Aboutp. 224
Global Picturep. 226
For the Classroomp. 228
School Projectsp. 230
Field Tripsp. 231
Human Healthp. 233
Take It Homep. 234
What's up with Weeds?p. 237
What It's All Aboutp. 238
Global Picturep. 240
For the Classroomp. 242
School Projectsp. 243
Field Tripsp. 245
Human Healthp. 247
Take It Homep. 249
A Lot of Good the Woods Can Dop. 251
What It's All Aboutp. 252
Global Picturep. 253
For the Classroomp. 255
School Projectsp. 257
Field Tripsp. 258
Human Healthp. 260
Take It Homep. 261
Beyond the Elementary School Classroomp. 263
Upgrade for Older Kidsp. 264
Preschool Is for Playingp. 267
After Hoursp. 268
Child Care Centersp. 269
Faith-Based Earth-Friendsp. 270
Make a Bigger Differencep. 271
Social Change for Sustainabilityp. 272
Who Needs to Hear Youp. 273
How to Talk the Talkp. 274
Spread the Wordp. 276
Play with Petitionsp. 277
Volunteeringp. 278
Additional Resourcesp. 280
Glossaryp. 284
Indexp. 286
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