Sonia Saunders taught her fifth-graders how plants and animals obtain energy by presenting students with three “phenomena.” Through research, creativity, and collaboration, students were able to better understand Earth’s natural processes and see themselves as part of a larger ecosystem. Continue reading Educator Spotlight: Channeling Curiosity to Teach Natural Phenomena
Sherri Michalowski, this week’s Educator of the Week, believes in helping her students develop their own voices as global citizens. Her impactful and well-received lesson about where t-shirts come from was inspired by a question she herself didn’t know the answer to. Sherri is a teacher consultant for the Wisconsin Geographic Alliance and teaches 8th grade social studies at Wisconsin Hills Middle School in Brookfield, … Continue reading Educator Spotlight: Where did all this stuff come from?!
Katie Strong, this week’s Educator of the Week, invented a fun game to teach about the amazing biodiversity and interconnected nature of ecosystems. Katie is the Assistant to the Director at All One Ocean, a nonprofit with the mission of increasing youth and community awareness of the impacts that marine debris have on ocean ecosystems, marine life and human health, and to encourage environmental stewardship by supporting … Continue reading Educator Spotlight: The Tower of Life
Valentine’s Day may be this week, but the candy we celebrate with has been available in stores for about a month! Despite the fact that we observe Valentine’s Day for a single day, our love for sweets boosts candy sales around this time every year. In the United States, it’s common to give and receive chocolates throughout the month of February. This is a great time … Continue reading Weekly Warm-Up: For the Love of Food
BUSINESS China has some of the dirtiest air in the world, but a large share of the country’s pollutants are generated in the manufacture of goods destined for countries like the United States, according to a new study. (National Geographic News) Use our resources to better understand the global “trading game.” Discussion Ideas The new study profiled in the Nat Geo News article puts China’s … Continue reading Is China’s Air Pollution Really ‘Made in China’?