Have you been receiving the Daily Difference posts for awhile? If so, you are probably aware of the teaching tools that go along with the Carbon Almanac, all of which are free to download.
- The Educator’s Guide provides ready made lessons for teachers.
- Generation Carbon, helps kids teach adults about climate change.
Providing individual schools, teachers, and families with reliable, clear information about climate change is really important. However, we can also influence school curriculum by working at the system level. That is what a non-profit called Ten Strands has done in California. Thanks to their leadership California now includes environmental literacy in its official expectations for what students learn across most subject areas.
The Environmental Principles and Concepts provide ideas other states and school districts can use to create their own standards for environmental literacy.
Ten Strands mission is “to build and strengthen the partnerships and strategies that will bring environmental literacy to all of California’s Kindergarten to 12th-grade public school students.”
It’s great to have them as a non-profit partner of The Carbon Almanac.