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Eco-Literacy Resources for English Language Learners

by megan on Oct. 18th, 2010 No Comments

Looking for high school level lesson plans and video clips that explore topics such as shopping sustainably, green buildings, climate change, and plastic pollution?

Then check out the Eco-Literacy Resources for English Language Learners offered through our partners over at KQED Quest.

Appropriate for high school or post-secondary ELL classrooms, these curricula resources have been developed in collaboration with ESL educators from colleges around the Bay Area.

Inspired by the Green Building Revolution media clip produce by Quest, Instructor Cora Chen’s classroom from the City College of San Francisco visited the California Academy of Sciences last March to experience eco-literacy concepts in a place-based context.

Visit their assignment website to view student-created films, photos, and writing samples!

If you are a teacher of upper elementary or middle school, I encourage you to attend a teacher workshop from our very own Sustainability Series:

Green Buildings & the Living Roof (grades 2-8)
» Thursday, November 13, 2010, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Organic, Local, and Delicious (grades 2-8)
» Saturday, March 12, 2011, 8:30 am – 1:30 pm

Waste Worries (grades 2-8)
» Thursday, March 24, 2011, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Energy in Changing World (grades 2-8)
» Saturday, April 9, 2011, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

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