Media Constructions of Sustainability: Upper Elementary

Upper Elementary -this kit provides upper elementary teachers and community educators with the materials needed to engage students in a dynamic and constructivist process of analyzing the representation of sustainability in the media with a particular focus on issues related to food, natural resources, water and media production.
All materials are free and classroom-ready, including: overviews, teacher guides, handouts, assessments, and all digital media.
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Natural Resources - How do we use them?
Dams and Rivers: To Build Or To Remove?
Oil Spills – What’s the Problem?
Logging - What About Biodiversity?
Renewable Energy Sources – Who’s Running the Numbers?
Consumer Choices About Natural Resource Use Assessment