Curriculum

 

 

BPS School Buildings as Living Laboratories: 

“’living laboratories’ merge academics and
campus facilities management to provide students with
real-world skills and, for the institution, a path to meet its
sustainability goals.”

-The Campus as a Living Laboratory

BPS School Buildings as the Third Teacher:

“There are three teachers of children: adults, other children, and their physical environment.”

-Loris Malaguzzi 

The framework is founded on the imperative that in order to be successful, sustainability requires a whole-system approach.

A Whole-School Sustainability approach requires individuals from across an organization to work together—it cannot be accomplished in a silo. This system framework is organized into the three components of schools: organizational culture, physical place, and educational program. Within these three components, total of nine principles have been identified.

resources

Climate Curriculum: K-12 Lessons on Climate Change, created by Boston Latin School and Boston Student Advisory Council: https://www.climatecurriculum.com/

Alliance for Climate Education – https://acespace.org/

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) – http://www.aashe.org/

Center for Green Schools – http://www.centerforgreenschools.org/resources

Green Education Foundation Sustainability Lesson Clearinghouse – http://www.greeneducationfoundation.org/institute/lesson-clearinghouse.html

The Green Team (BPS schools are highly encouraged to register with The Green Team)- https://thegreenteam.org

Green Schools Alliance – https://www.greenschoolsalliance.org

Learning Lab from USGBC – https://learninglab.usgbc.org/

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Environmental & Climate Justice Program: Reports & Toolkits; Campaigns; Publications; Webinars & Videos

National Education Association (NEA): Environmental Justice K-12 Lesson Plans 

PBS Nature Games – http://pbskids.org/games/nature/

PBS Kids “The Greens” Activity Guide – http://meetthegreens.pbskids.org/features/pdf/Greens_Activities.pdf

Story of Stuff – http://storyofstuff.org/

Teaching Tolerance: Curriculum & Lessons; Learning Plans; Articles; Film Kits; Publications; Student Tasks; Professional Development

Teach Engineering – https://www.teachengineering.org/curriculum/browse

Waste in Place from Keep America Beautiful – http://www.wasteinplace.org/

University of California, Berkeley Student Environmental Resource Center (SERC): Readings & Articles; Toolkits; Activities & Workshop Materials; Community Organizations; Healing & Self-Care; Videos; Books

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