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Follow up SDG 2: Sharing is caring! (Early Years – Year 2)

Read a story: The Door Bell Rang! – Video link below… Ask the children: Imagine you are either Sam or Victoria…… At the start of the story, how many cookies each did you have? When the room was filled with kids, how many cookies each did you have? If you had to be Sam or Victoria in the story, how would you feel? What if more kids came instead of grandma? Would there be enough cookies for everybody? You may end the story with a simple song: Sharing is Caring!

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Eco-Gozo Resources

Various resources for schools available here

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Not Just Numbers

Not Just Numbers is a complete teachers’ toolkit about asylum and migration in Europe. The kit was developed in 2009 by UNHCR and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) with funding provided by the European Commission. Materials available A teachers’ manual explaining the main facts and definitions on asylum and migration in Europe, and a step by step explanation of a few class exercises. A series of video portraits of migrants and refugees available online via the links below and on a DVD. Video of Iranian refugee Rean Video of Kosovo refugee Adelina Video of Congolese migrant Doré Video of Italian migrant worker Tino Video of Mexican skilled workers Veronica and Alfredo A two minute video exercise without subtitles showing migrants and refugees arriving in a boat on the sea. A set of photos for use in a photo exercise. Download as pdfs: Photo 1; Photo 2; Photo 3; Photo 4; Photo 5; Photo 6; Photo 7 All material also available in Maltese and various other languages.

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SDGs for Children – The World We Want

Surely all have heard of the Sustainable Development Goals. 17 Goals – One Global Aim….Here is an excellent information booklet for children (and obviously also for adults) to help one understand better what they are all about : The World We Want – A Young Person’s Guide to the Global Goals for Sustainable Development.

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EAThink 2015 – Food Learning units

“EAThink2015 – eat local, think global” is a project that aims to enhance European students and teachers critical understanding and active engagement on global development challenges with a specific focus on food security and sovereignty, sustainable food systems and smallholder farming.

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Letter to Students from Bishop Grech on the Occasion of the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

Bishop Mario Grech wrote a letter to children about the Environment on the occasion of the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, which Pope Francis wishes to be celebrated by the Catholic Church, in communion with the Orthodox Church, on the 1st of September starting from this year.

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Song: Sustainable is Possible…

Eco-Schools are using this song to promote sustainability and the Eco-Schools Programme through a music video. You can use the lyrics , song and perhaps even record your own music video.

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CoReflect – Collaboration and reflection

Project CoReflect (Title: Digital support for Inquiry, Collaboration, and Reflection on Socio-Scientific Debates) is a three year (2008-2011) research program, funded by the European Commission, under the FP7 Science in Society program. Bringing together eight diverse and multi-disciplinary teams from seven European states, the project members promoted evidence-based practice in science teaching and learning, by collaborating to iteratively design, enact, critique, and validate problem-based innovative inquiry learning environments.

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A different approach to Global Warming across the curriculum

Is Global warming man made or a natural process? CoReflect provides a set of lesson plans which tackle Global warming through a number of subjects, going across language and debate to chemistry, research skills and observation.  The age group is more aimed at secondary school students.  Below are links to the CoReflect website and the lesson plans

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Consumer Classroom – also in Maltese…

Consumer Classroom is a new collaborative website for teachers about consumer education. It provides free, high quality resources for teachers along with interactive and collaborative tools to help teachers prepare lesson plans to share with students and other teachers from across the EU. Sign Up now on www.ConsumerClassroom.eu

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The Earth Dog Story – Earth Dog returns to Save the Environment

The Earth Dog Story, first published in 1992, returns as an app in iTunes and an eBook as part of the U.S. Department of Energy environmental outreach program with Weekly Reader. Earth Dog is a superhero who teaches kids about taking care of the environment.

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Early Childhood Activities for a Greener Earth

This book by Patty Born Selly, Published by Redleaf Press helps to educate young children about the environment through experience and play. These activities encourage children to develop a sense of wonder, curiosity, and joy for nature.

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Road to Rio + 20 workbook – Activities and Lesson plans

This publication is designed to introduce young people to the issues that will be central to Rio+20, by first providing you with a useful context of the project (Part 1 -Overview) and then moving forward to what you and the young people you work with can do as part of a classroom or youth group activity (Part2 – Activities & Lessonplans).

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How Green Are You? A personal action plan

Can you help to save the world? Yes, you can – if you’re 6 years old or more. You can save energy, protect wildlife, join in and help clean up the water and the air. It’s fun!! Conservationist David Bellamy and the Friendly Whale show you how,

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Take 2: The Student’s Point of View

The Take2 Youth Media Program takes advantage of today’s youthful fascination with technology to motivate active learning in environmental science, English, and media literacy. Working individually or collaborating in teams, students create short documentaries or public service announcements that are designed to inform, entertain, or advocate on issues illustrated by the footage provided.

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Where do Recyclable Materials Go?

Based on facts about the process of recycling in industrial countries, Where Do Recyclable Materials Go?, by Sabbithry Persad, helps children understand the importance of recycling to save natural resources and much more.

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Riparia’s River

Gretchen, Jason, Mark, and Daphne are horrified to find their favorite swimming hole filled with green slime. A mysterious naturalist named Riparia helps the children understand how pollution is affecting the nature of the river.

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Judy Moody saves the World

It all starts with the Crazy Strip contest — and the dream that she, Judy Moody, might one day see her very own adhesive-bandage design covering the scraped knees of thousands. But when her “Heal the World” motif merits only an honorable mention, Judy realizes it’s time to set her sights on something bigger.

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Mad about Air and more

Designed for 5-10 yr olds, these lesson plans and colourful posters provide useful information and suggestions on how to make a difference. The accompanying lesson plan has curriculum links into geography, maths, citizenship, ICT and English.

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What’s It Like Living Green?: Kids Teaching Kids, by the Way They Live

These days,there’s a lot of talk about living green, but does anyone actually do it? In What’s It Like, Living Green? Kids Teaching Kids, by the Way They Live, you’ll learn how other kids live green

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Easy to Be Green: Simple Activities You Can Do to Save the Earth (Little Green Books)

Everyone’s talking about the environment these days, especially kids. But what can kids do? A lot! This book is filled with cool coloring pages, Earth-saving tips, fun facts, and easy activities kids can do to help the environment. It’s just what kids need to be green all by themselves!

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Heal the world – Song by Michael Jackson

Music and lyrics of the song Heal the World

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Earth Song – Michael Jackson

Music video by Michael Jackson performing Earth Song. © 1995 MJJ Productions Inc. Lyrics of the song are in a separate weblink and provided as word document.

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Climate change and lifestyles guidebook for youths

Loads of information, activity ideas, tips, online resources and case studies about climate change – considering the food we eat, things we buy, transport, energy, third world countries, water, jobs, lifestyle, good life, leisure and entertainment and above all ways to take action.  All this is available in the UNESCO produced downloadable pdf Guidebook.

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Buy, Use, Toss? A closer look at the things we buy.

Buy, Use, Toss? A Closer Look at the Things We Buy, is a free interdisciplinary curriculum unit from Facing the Future that leads students through an exploration of the system of producing and consuming goods that is called the materials economy. Students learn about the five major steps of the materials economy (Extraction, Production, Distribution, Consumption, and Disposal) and are asked to analyze the sustainability of these steps to determine how consumption can benefit people, economies, and environments.  (All lesson plans, resources and more can be found from http://www.facingthefuture.org)

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Armenia Tree project

The new edition of the Armenia Tree Project’s (ATP) Plant an Idea, Plant a Tree manual outlines lessons to understand environmental issues and identify practical solutions. The manual was introduced in 2005 when ATP published Armenia’s first teacher’s manual for environmental education, compiled and written by Dr. Karla Wesley. (http://www.armeniatree.org/whatwedo/eea.htm) ATP is developing environmental education as a core program area in order to prepare the nation’s youth for becoming the next generation of environmental stewards. By actively engaging youth in a process to better understand and appreciate the value of a healthy and sustainable environment, ATP seeks to protect the trees we plant today from future exploitation. AS you leaf through the curriculum you will find various related lessonplans for all age levels.  

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Why is Coco orange? – Book about air quality

This free downloadable new picture book from the U.S. EPA helps children better understand how to protect their health. Why is Coco Orange?, tells the story of Coco the chameleon who can’t change colors and along with his friends they learn about air quality while solving the mystery.  

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The very hungry school – A whole week’s work on consumption

‘The Very Hungry School’ story and associated worksheet provide a useful resource for literacy and maths work, as well as offering good preparation for ‘The Very Hungry School’ online pupil discussion.

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One Sun One World

One Sun One World is a WWF school musical by Peter Rose and Anne Conlon.

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Why Should I Recycle? – WWF Book by Jen Green

What if everybody threw away old bottles and newspapers, littering the world with glass and plastic and tin cans that should be recycled and made into new products? Mr. Jones is a teacher who sets a good example for kids by separating his trash for recycling.

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Earth Day Network

Teach about the history of the environmental movement with Earth Day Network’s newest curriculum unit. This online resource for all ages and users provides lesson plans, activity ideas, and digital multimedia resources for the classroom. http://www.earthday.org

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Eco Keeco

Eco Keeco is a story about protecting the environment. Peter is constantly making a mess, stealing flowers, and knocking down trashcans, all because of his jealousy towards Marina and her friendship with Tony.

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