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ERIC Number: EJ957084
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1056-0300
Drop by Drop: First Graders Learn about Water, Sanitation, and Conservation
Crawford, Elizabeth O.; Monsion, Thea
Social Studies and the Young Learner, v24 n2 p9-13 Nov-Dec 2011
By nurturing a sense of respect and value for self, others, and the world, teachers encourage children to become stewards of their school and home communities. Developing young children's sense of responsibility (understanding that their actions can have important and enduring impacts on others and on the environment) is a core value of Montessori education. The U.S. Fund for UNICEF collaborates with schools like Coastal Empire Montessori Charter School in Savannah, Georgia, to develop and implement PK-12 global education resources through its TeachUNICEF program. These free, online resources focus on critical global issues such as poverty, health and nutrition, children's access to education, and water use and sanitation. This article details the authors' collaboration at Coastal Empire, then re-visited the topic of water use and sanitation in the spring of 2010, with the fourth and final lesson coinciding with World Water Day, celebrated annually on March. (Contains 10 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Georgia