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NGSS and Environmental Education

Use the Real World to Integrate Your Curriculum In today’s test-driven schools, there’s little room for including the world outside the classroom in the curriculum, even though school is supposed to be based on the real world. And prepare us for it. by Jim Martin CLEARING Associate Editor his year I watched good classroom programs […]

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Share Your Standards to Integrate Your Teaching

Teaching Science: Share Your Standards to Integrate Your Teaching by Jim Martin CLEARING Associate Editor Let’s say you wish to incorporate an activity in the neighborhood of your school into a unit you are planning in science, and have been thinking about asking the math teacher if she would be interested in working with you. […]

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Starting a Community-based Natural Resource Education Program

Starting a Community-based Natural Resource Education Program Strategies for Authentic Community Engagement Authors Patrick Willis Oregon State University Extension 4-H Portland, Oregon Susan Cross Environmental Educator Tucson, Arizona lmost every school has a natural area very nearby. It could be that marshy place behind the school, the little stream or “ditch”, the unmowed field, or […]

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How Embedding Your Curriculum in the Environment Meets Certification Criteria

by Jim Martin CLEARING Associate Editor teacher has made a commitment to design and execute a unit which explores the curriculum embedded in a small creek at the edge of her schoolyard. She didn’t just decide, then go; instead, she visited the creek, became familiar with its parts, then drew on some information she had […]

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Stepping into the Real World – What happens when you open the door

Stepping into the Real World – What happens when you open the door by Jim Martin, CLEARING Associate Editor et’s explore what science and environmental education could look like if we were to use the real world as if it were an authentic source of curriculum, and a place to start our work. The place […]

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