Library of Conservation: Using children's literature to teach the concept of stewardship integrates science and language artsby: Iris McClellan Tiedt

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As we try to achieve the National Science Education Standards (National Research Council, 1996) and promote general science literacy for young children, we might begin by discussing conservation or stewardship. Children can readily understand the idea of taking care of their own belongings as well as respecting what belongs to others. The leap then to taking care of planet Earth is not too difficult to make even in the primary grades. This activity relates to the Standards’ Content Standard F—Science in Personal and Social Perspectives: All students should develop an understanding of types of resources and changes in environments.

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  • on Fri Nov 04, 2011 9:40 AM

Elementary students are introduced to conservation through the reading of trade books. This author provides several trade book selections in topics that include introduction to conservation, endangered animals, and appreciating nature. In a world of nature deficit children these titles might provide good reading to and by students to spark an interest in the natural world around them.

Adah  (San Antonio, TX)
Adah (San Antonio, TX)

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