Discussion for Teachers:
An overview of the Earth’s dilemma that will lead into the other global commons. Maslows hierarchy of needs are taught in schools, and this explains human needs for survival and growth.
- The Module plans will reinforce these ideas.
- There is also a need for classroom values to focus on ‘here where we are’, resource loss, migration, footprints, civility.
- Read – ‘Google Docs’ – Values in the Classroom
- Sharing resources with those who have less.
Chant: ‘Earth – Enjoy it, love it and save it” Rosalie Bertell 2.
- Understand how the Earth was created and how thin the crust is, that supports all species.
- Check their ecological footprint to see how sustainable their own actions are now.
- Know that everything is connected.
- Understand how consumerism affects all life on Earth.
- Performing research on the ethics of their purchases and the role of prevention.
- Understand how actions can affect people, animals, and environment everywhere.
Vocabulary: Global Commons, Natural Resources, Carbon Footprint.
Key Concepts: Ecological Footprint, Introduction to the layers from Core to Ozone.
Welcome and General Overview.
- Teachers open shows lesson concepts in Google Docs.
- Teacher to identify research ability with Typing, Word Processing, Powerpoint, Excel, YouTube, Creation of videos in various formats: Photo Story 3, Windows Movie Maker and on YouTube.. This may require creating ‘key student helpers’ who know how to use each tool to help others.
- Identify students research skills
- Teacher create a mind maps. http://www.mind42.com
Topic: Earth Slide Show – Lesson 1 – Geoscience
- Use Google Earth and with maps.
- Locate yourself on an unlabeled map of the World
- Locate yourself on an unlabeled map of Ontario
- Which Life Zone are you in?
IHTEC Programs: International School Peace Gardens
Global Commons: GLOBAL_COMMONS_Curriculum
Lesson Plan: State of the World Lesson