The Going to Green Curriculum: A Standards-Based, Environmental Education Component to the PBS Documentary Series, Edens Lost and Found, for Grades 9 - 12

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Overview

This unique learning resource combines an integrated, detailed academic curriculum with service-based learning activities to educate, inspire, and empower citizen learners to build greener and healthier communities.

Tested in high schools, university extension classes, community colleges, and community organizations, this teacher-friendly curriculum is rated highly as a successful program for knowledge acquisition across disciplines. It meets NSTA and NCSS national standards for grades 9–12, and includes a wide variety of cross-curricular activities with focus on literature, math, and art.

Volume discounts are available. Any educators with questions, or those who would like to request a PDF sample of the curriculum, please send an email to Jeffrey Slayton at jslayton@chelseagreen.com.

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"Going to Green is unparalleled in its narrative inventiveness, compelling visual imagery, and intellectual rigor. While designed for high school students, it is also perfectly suited to introductory courses for community-based organizations."--Jennifer Wolch, Professor of Geography and Planning and Director of the Center for Sustainable Cities, University of Southern California

"The 'Edens Lost & Found' series is an important addition to material available to introduce students at all levels to environmental values. The presentation of some hard lessons regarding success and failure, and how much time and effort go into trying to change our neighborhoods and cities, makes this series unique. I look forward to the next opportunity that I have to use the Edens Lost & Found series, and enthusiastically recommend it to educators at all levels."--Greg Andranovich, PhD, Professor of Political Science, California State University, Los Angeles

"An innovative educational collaborative that examines the role that residents can play in the revitalization of their neighborhoods, towns, and cities through sustainable practices and environmental awareness."--Eric Garcetti, President, Los Angeles City Council

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933392882
  • Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/1/2009
  • Pages: 376
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.40 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Individual productions by filmmakers Harry Wiland and Dale Bell have received an Academy Award, five Emmys, one Peabody, two Christophers, and two Cine Golden Eagles, among other awards. Their collaborative award-winning project on caregiving, "And Thou Shalt Honor," was broadcast by PBS in 2002 to wide acclaim. Their "Edens Lost & Found" PBS Series won North American Environmental Educators' First Prize in 2007. They are both Ashoka Lifetime Fellows and Purpose Prize Fellows. Together they have authored Edens Lost & Found: How Ordinary Citizens Are Restoring Our Great American Cities, and Going to Green: A Standards-Based Environmental Education Curriculum for Schools, Colleges, and Communities.

Individual productions by filmmakers Harry Wiland and Dale Bell have received an Academy Award, five Emmys, one Peabody, two Christophers, and two Cine Golden Eagles, among other awards. Their collaborative award-winning project on caregiving, "And Thou Shalt Honor," was broadcast by PBS in 2002 to wide acclaim. Their "Edens Lost & Found" PBS Series won North American Environmental Educators' First Prize in 2007. They are both Ashoka Lifetime Fellows and Purpose Prize Fellows. Together they have authored Edens Lost & Found: How Ordinary Citizens Are Restoring Our Great American Cities, and Going to Green: A Standards-Based Environmental Education Curriculum for Schools, Colleges, and Communities.

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