This is a tool for educators that provides a systems approach to environmental education in Minnesota for preK through adult learners. It describes the benchmarks which help define the scope of knowledge students need to understand in order to become environmentally literate. Also the key and supporting concepts about the interaction of natural and social systems and the sequence in which they are to be taught.
The Environmental Literacy Scope and Sequence is designed to help create opportunities for mainstreaming environmental education in a way that has not been possible before.
It provides a systems approach to environmental education that can focus the efforts of teachers and deliverers of environmental education to unify their many independent efforts to achieve the goal of environmental literacy. Because the Scope and Sequence is based on both state and national standards, it enables environmental education deliverers to build, adapt or integrate curriculum and assessments that are most appropriate for their particular grade level or audience.
Scope: The vision of what the students should have achieved at the end of their entire school experience.
Sequence: A series of age-appropriate achievements that students succeed at during their school experience in order to master the Scope.
The Environmental Literacy Scope and Sequence has been translated into Japanese and is available to download at http://seek.minnesotaee.org/eemn_c.cfm.
For more information regarding either the English or the Japanese version, and to view or download the documents, go to: http://seek.minnesotaee.org/eemn_c.cfm
For specific questions concerning the Environmental Literacy Scope and Sequence contact Su Beran at email@example.com