Water pollution curriculum, Active citizens curriculum
Imagine a classroom where students are mastering social studies and science content as they:
- create digital public service announcements that educate the local community about how to decrease water pollution.
- propose solutions at town hall meetings to keep Puget Sound healthy.
Water, Science, and Civics engages students in these types of lessons. Not only do students master standards, but they also develop 21st century skills related to digital literacy, media literacy, critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration with peers, and taking multiple perspectives. They become thoughtful leaders who participate in problem-solving activities similar to ones they will encounter as active citizens in the future.
Facing the Future, Western Washington University, "Water, Science, and Civics: Engaging Students with Puget Sound, An Interdisciplinary Curriculum Recommended for Grades 6–8" (2011). Facing the Future Publications. 13.
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