You have to be a lot smarter to understand the Iowa and Common Core Standards as they go up in grade. Educators said tying lessons for Clean and Green to the Core was "brilliant." As we began looking at the standards for 6th through 8th grades (especially in mathematics!) we weren’t sure we were brilliant enough!
But we trudged along, and came up with a list of Standards that align best with service-learning as a strategy that engages kids and helps them see the relevance of school in their lives. We wanted to do the work up front that ties service-learning to academics, and the Teachers Going Green Facilitator Guides teach these concepts and skills in all subject matter areas from English Language Arts to 21st Century Skills!
You'll find the Service-Learning Strategy and Facilitator Guides here.
Meanwhile, we are working harder than ever to get the word out about this amazing FREE resource. Please try some of these lessons and pass them on if you like them. If you don't, or even if you do, let us know by completing the Clean and Green Survey.