Essential Questions and Standards
- What are each of the three R's (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle), and what do they look like in practice?
- Why is it important to reduce, reuse, and recycle? How do these actions impact our environment, wildlife, and well being?
- How can we adjust our habits to help the Earth?
- What can we do to tell others about the importance of the three R's and preserving our world?
UW MADISON TEACHER STANDARDS: Standard #7: Teachers understand and adapt to students' multiple forms of expressing and receiving experiences, ideas and feelings. Standard #8: Teachers understand and thoughtfully use formal and informal evaluation strategies to assess students' achievements, strengths, challenges and learning styles for continuous development. Standard #10: Teachers understand and use a variety of instructional strategies to enhance students' learning. Standard #11: Teachers appropriately incorporate new and proven technologies into instructional practice. They understand the major social, cultural, and economic issues surrounding their implementation. Standard #12: Teachers design educational environments and use instructional practices that accommodate students' achievements, strengths, challenges, interests and learning styles. NCSS STANDARDS: II. Time, Continuity, Change III. People, Places, and Environments VII. Production, Distribution, and Consumption VIII. Science, Technology, and Society IX. Global Connections MMSD SOCIAL STUDIES STANDARDS FOR KINDERGARTEN: Self, School and Family Economics - Describe how and why people recycle in the school, home and community.
Students will learn the three R's (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle), the importance of each, as well as examples in their everyday lives in both their home and school communities.
Behavioral Science - Assess self and others' behavior in a variety of groups and situations.
Students will evaluate appropriate behavior for saving the environment, including use of the three R's (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle).
Geography - Explain how people's actions can have an effect on the environment.
Students will recognize the influence of humans on the school community as well as global environment.
Political Science & Citizenship - Support the need for fair rules and suggest fair solutions. - Take care of personal belongings, and respect those of others.
Students will examine these standards in regard to the Earth, and what is fair respect to the world on which we live.
History - Compare and contrast people and objects of long ago and now.
Students will recognize the use of environmental resources, animals, plants, etc. that are no longer available, or diminishing in supply due to our stress on the planet.