Sustainability, K-4 curriculum, Global sustainability, Education
Global sustainability is an attempt to provide the best outcomes for the world’s human and natural environments - both now and into the indefinite future. The guiding principle of sustainability is that current generations are able to meet their needs without jeopardizing the ability of future generations to meet their needs. To achieve this goal, the health and needs of the environment, the economy, and society are considered.
Global sustainability education provides a practical and inspired framework for young people to understand contemporary issues not as insurmountable problems, but as opportunities to create a better world. It provides knowledge, skills, and dispositions that students need to ensure the well-being of themselves and others, and to make a positive contribution, both locally and globally.
This four-lesson unit has been designed to provide primary educators with a unique, age-appropriate curriculum that addresses core concepts related to sustainability. The lessons are adapted for primary grade students from lessons in Facing the Future’s book. Engaging Students through Global Issues.
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Facing the Future, Western Washington University, "Teaching Global Sustainability in the Primary Grades: A K-4 Curriculum Guide" (2007). Facing the Future Lessons. 9.
Subjects - Topical (LCSH)
Sustainable development--International cooperation; Sustainable development--Study and teaching (Elementary)
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