Free Webinar Series: Environmental Literacy in History-Social Science
Are you looking to tap into your students’ interest in the environment? Are you interested in the new History-Social Framework and its inquiry model? These free webinars are geared toward the history-social science classroom and will highlight elements of the Framework that are supported by California’s Environmental Principles and Concepts (EP&Cs). Teachers receive inquiry-based lesson materials with grade-appropriate content and literacy support.
- Introduction for all grade level teachers: How Does Environmental Literacy Support Learning in the History-Social Science Classroom? October 25, 4-5 p.m.
- This 50 minute presentation incorporates California’s Environmental Principles and Concepts into history-social science content and is aligned with the new HSS Framework inquiry model. You will find classroom-ready materials for download, including lessons, images, and recommended questions and classroom activities for promoting environmental literacy.
- High School: The Influence of the Environment in Modern History December 6, 4-5 p.m.
- The events and themes of modern history - including the industrial revolution, wars, and empires - are closely linked to the use and development of natural resources. This webinar will demonstrate how an environmental lens can strengthen student investigations of the global economic, political, and social interactions of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
- Watch this recorded webinar now. And download the four case study lesson activities, the PowerPoint presentation, and the Environmental Literacy Classroom Discussion Questions.
- Middle School: Environments and Civilizations January 24, 4-5 p.m.
- The focus on civilizations, from ancient times to nineteenth-century United States history, enables middle school students to weigh the importance of a society’s geographic location, access to natural resources, and trade routes. This webinar will demonstrate how the EP&Cs and environmental literacy can be infused into student investigations to provide depth to World and U.S. History standards.
- Watch this recorded webinar now. Download the PowerPoint presentation; 6th Grade materials: EEI 6.2.1; EEI 6.2.2; EEI 6.5.1-6.6.1; 7th Grade materials: EEI 7.2.5; ; ; and the Environmental Literacy Classroom Discussion Questions.
- Elementary: History and Place February 28, 4-5 p.m.
- Elementary students focus on their local, state, and national history, and learn that California and the United States have an abundance of natural advantages as well as certain environmental challenges. This webinar will highlight the influence of geography as well as the use, development, and conservation of natural resources to provide depth to elementary history-social science standards.
- Watch this recorded webinar now. Download the PowerPoint presentation; historian's tools classroom materials; types of historical sources classroom materials; Hetch-Hetchy lesson; California Indians curriculum unit; CCSS Informational Texts excerpts; EEI Natural Regions Reader; K.4.5. EEI lesson; 1.2.4. EEI lesson; 2.2.4. EEI lesson; lesson; 3.2.2. EEI lesson; 4.1.3. EEI lesson; 5.4.1. EEI lesson
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These webinars have been developed in coordination with the Environmental Literacy Steering Committee.
To learn more about California's Environmental Principles and Concepts, including state adopted curriculum that incorporates these principles, visit the California Education and the Environment Initiative.
In 2015, the State Superintendent of Public Instruction published the Blueprint for Environmental Literacy: Educating Every Student In, About, and For the Environment. Click here to read the Blueprint and learn more about the initiative.