Environmental Literacy Scope and Sequence
This is a tool for educators that provides a systems approach to environmental education in Minnesota for preK through adult learners. It describes key concepts about the interaction of natural and social systems and a sequence in which they are to be taught. It also discusses benchmarks, standards, and applications for using the Scope and Sequence.
Scope: The vision of what the students should have achieved at the end of their entire school experience.
The Environmental Literacy Scope and Sequence (March 2002) is designed to help create opportunities for mainstreaming environmental education (EE) in a way that has not been possible before.
It provides a systems approach to environmental education that can focus the efforts of teachers and deliverers of EE to unify their many independent efforts to achieve the goal of environmental literacy. Because the Scope and Sequence is based on both state and national standards, it enables environmental education deliverers to build, adapt or integrate curriculum and assessments that are most appropriate for their particular grade level or audience.
Environmental Literacy Benchmarks
Natural and Social Systems: Key Systems Concepts and Supporting Concepts
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To request a printed copy, e-mail the Education Clearinghouse (firstname.lastname@example.org).
A group of Japanese educators found Minnesota's scope and sequence to be such a valuable resource that they translated the full document into Japanese for use in that country. (May 2006)
Credits: Tomoki Saito, Hiroyuki Haraguchui, Yoshisuke Kumano Ph.D.
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