I teach grade 2 & 3 and for social studies we are doing an environmental awareness unit.
I hate to say it.. but I am not the most environmentally aware teacher in the world, so I came here to ask you guys your advice.
What do you think are some very important things to introduce to children to increase their environmental awareness?
We are already doing the 3 R's (and we have added REFUSING instead of REDUCING where applicable), we have a great recycling program in place in the classroom, and we are doing composting in science.
I could end the unit here but I just know there are other things I should introduce to them! Give me your ideas!