Think Green, Take Action: Books and Activities for Kids
Daniel A. Kriesberg
136 pages • 8½ x 11
Year Published: 2010
In past years, teaching children about conservation and environmental issues might have been an optional side topic to complement an earth science curriculum, but in today's educational climate, "being green" is a subject with great relevance and importance.
This book combines a wide variety of techniques to help students understand environmental issues and gain the skills needed to take action. The children's literature and classroom activities suggested in Think Green, Take Action: Books and Activities for Kids are appropriate for elementary school students from grades three through seven, covering three major environmental issues: endangered species, resource depletion, and pollution. After students have a grasp of the causes of these environmental problems, the final chapter presents ways to take easy action that can create ripples of change across the world. Educators in museums and nature centers, home-schooled children, and their parents comprise an appropriate secondary audience for this instructive text.
This book provides an annotated bibliography of age-appropriate literature and activities, showing children the importance of environmental issues and teaching them the skills to take action.
It's a sad reality: our world is threatened by myriad environmental problems. It's also likely that the generation that will be most affected by these issues are also the ones who hold the greatest power to change the status quo. What are the most effective and powerful ways to communicate this great responsibility to young children?