Environmental education lending library

Curricula

Complete listing of curriculum guides, grouped by topic.

Worms and Composting
Decay and Renewal
Authors: Nancy M Trautman and Marianne E. Krasny
Age: 9th – 12th Grades
Summary: Provides techniques for students to learn the basics about decay and renewal while investigating the science behind biodegradation both in nature and human systems.
 
Reduce, Reuse, Recycling
Adventure of the Garbage Gremlin
Author: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Age: 9 - 14 Summary: Follow the Garbage Gremlin as he attempts to foil the recycling efforts of children. This comic can be used in conjunction with the EPA’s other curriculum programs.

A-Way With Waste, A Waste Management Curriculum for Schools.
Author: Washington Department of Ecology Waste Reduction, Recycling and Litter Control Program, 4th Ed. 1996.
Age: All Grades
Summary: This very complete guide is full of innovative, action-oriented activities for all ages on solid waste, hazardous waste and waste water issues. One of the first such tools available, the activities were developed by Washington teachers in conjunction with the Department of Ecology and the Superintendent of Public Instruction. A cornucopia of great teaching ideas for everyone!
 
Environmental Awareness
Exploring Environmental Issues: Municipal Solid Waste
Author: Project Learning Tree
Age: 7th – 12th Grades
Summary: This book contains numerous activities as well as information for students. Through the projects outlined in the book students take on the task of coming up with solutions.

Global Issues & Sustainable Solutions
Author: Devin Hubbard, Gilda Wheeler, Wendy Church
Age: 6th- 8th Grades
Summary: Making connections between the global issues and sustainable solutions can be a challenge. This middle school textbook can be used to inform, inspire, and motivate students. It is an ideal resource to teach core subjects using global issues and sustainability as a contextual framework or as a stand-alone introductory global issues and sustainability course.

It’s All Connected
Author: Benjamin Wheeler, Gilda Wheeler, Wendy Church
Age: 9th Grade and older
Summary: This is the ultimate resource for teaching about global issues and sustainability in our ever changing and complex world. It’s All Connected can be used as a stand-alone text for a global issues course or as a supplemental text for other classes, including social studies, science, environmental studies, mathematics, English language learners, and language arts. The 150+ page book provides a thorough overview of global issues, as well as in-depth explorations of particular topics, debates, and solutions.

Teaching About Climate Change
Authors: Tim Grant and Gail Littlejohn
Age: K – 12th Grades
Summary: This exciting resource provides educators at all grade levels with strategies to teach about global warming and engage students; interest in doing their part to help cool the planet. Compiled from the pages of North America's leading environmental education journal, Teaching About Climate Change is packed with lesson plans, activities, experiments, and worksheets.
 
Garbage and Litter
A-Way With Waste. A Waste Management Curriculum for Schools
Author: Washington Department of Ecology Waste Reduction, Recycling and Litter Control Program, 4th Ed. 1996.
Age: all ages
Summary: This very complete guide is full of innovative, action-oriented activities for all ages on solid waste, hazardous waste and waste water issues. One of the first such tools available, the activities were developed by Washington teachers in conjunction with the Department of Ecology and the Superintendent of Public Instruction. A cornucopia of great teaching ideas for everyone!
 
Household Hazardous Waste
Hazards on the Homefront
Author: King County Solid Waste Division
Age: 4th –12th Grades
Summary: A teacher’s guide to hazardous waste, including engaging activities for all students.

 

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