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Environmental Literacy

Environmental Literacy:

What is environmental literacy and why does it matter?

Studying the past through an environmental lens provides students with a more comprehensive understanding of the motivations, possibilities, and constraints of different peoples throughout history and today. In this session, participants will receive a brief introduction to California’s Environmental Principles and Concepts (EP&Cs) and related classroom resources, and have the opportunity to identify how and when to best integrate these new ideas into their instruction. There will be time for teachers to work with grade-band colleagues to develop environmental literacy-based learning objectives for at least one content standard. Teachers will be given selected primary sources by grade band and Education and the Environment Initiative (EEI) materials that can support their new learning activities. As a group, we will discuss and brainstorm teachers’ ideas and strategies for integrating environmental literacy in their classrooms.

Presentation Team:

  • Shelley Brooks, California History-Social Science Project
  • Amy Frame, Ten Strands
  • Jerry Lieberman, SEER