PDE3 for DOE teachers. 3 credits. No cost.
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Place-based NGSS curriculum
5th grade: Earth Systems in my Ahupua’a
Aug. 24, Sept. 7, Sept. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 2, 3-5pm. SC186867 Online, section 308436 syllabus
6th / 8th grade: Global Climate Change: Local Impact & Action
Aug. 25, Sept. 8, Sept. 22, Oct. 20, Nov. 3, 3-5pm. SC186889 Online, section 308437 syllabus
*Different standards apply depending on grade and whether the school is integrated/disciplinary.
Multiple NGSS grade-level Performance Standards met with a Hawaii focus. Direct connections to English, Social Studies and Math Standards for lower and middle school.
Classroom materials are provided in each category for teachers and students. Available online free. Please let us know if you will use all or part, and provide us with feedback! Individual training available - contact info@HealthyClimateCommunities.org
Interactive Workshops 4th-12th
Schools on Oahu can sign up for workshops, adapted to the grade/s chosen by the school. Topics include:
- Causes and consequences of climate change
- Land use change, climate change and the impact on native species.
- Learn how to reduce your carbon footprint (game)
The workshops are interactive using games, role play and coloring to teach the concepts in an age-appropriate way.
Field Trips / Service Visits to Hamakua Marsh
Plant and care for our native forest. Place-based education at the marsh on the native birds and plants is combined with service. If you want to combine the visit with a class lesson, we can help.
Talks and Community Events
Talks on Climate Change and the project have been given to High Schools, parent groups, clubs and other organizations upon request. If interested, book a meeting to discuss climate change.