Facing the Future - Free Standards Approved (In US) Lesson Plans relating to basics of all GIC categories - Includes teacher's guids

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Facing the Future

 

Facing the Future is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating and motivating today’s students to be responsible stewards of tomorrow’s world. We develop and deliver standards-based hands-on lessons, student textbooks, curriculum units, and professional development opportunities for educators that promote critical thinking on global issues, sustainability and positive solutions. Facing the Future curriculum is in use in all 50 U.S. states and over 100 countries by teachers and students in grades K-12, in undergraduate and graduate classes, and across multiple subject areas. In 2008, Facing the Future reached more than 1,000,000 students through its programming. Visit www.facingthefuture.org to download free curriculum resources for K-12 educators!

To find specific lessons related to grade, subject, or topic, please use our curriculum & lesson finder for a full list with descriptions.  A few selected titles can be found directly by visiting these linsk:

 

Buy, Use, Toss? A Closer Look at the Things We Buy

Buy, Use, Toss? A Closer Look at the Things We Buy is an interdisciplinary unit that includes ten fully-planned lessons. This unit is correlated with national science and social studies standards and will lead your students through an exploration of the system of producing and consuming goods that is called the materials economy.

Grades: 9-12
Subjects: Science, Social Studies

 

 

Making Connections: Engaging Students in Language, Literacy, and Global Issues (Softcover)

Making Connections is a new research-based textbook that helps students develop English language skills through highly engaging real-world investigations of current global issues.

Grades: 6-12 
Subjects:
ELL and Literacy, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies

 

 

Teaching Global Sustainability in the Primary Grades: A K-4 Curriculum Guide (Softcover)

Teaching Global Sustainability in the Primary Grades contains a set of four multi-faceted lessons covering topics such as identity and culture, food, biodiversity, and systems through diverse perspectives and learning modes. This book features hands-on activities, teacher background reading, vocabulary, extension and service learning opportunities, and assessment rubrics.

  • Grades: K-4
  • Subjects: Science, Social Studies

 

Engaging Students Through Global Issues: Activity-Based Lessons and Action Projects (Softcover)

This activity-based, interdisciplinary lesson book contains 40 lessons that can be used alone or in conjunction with Facing the Future's student textbooks. The lessons are written for grades 5-12 and many of the lessons can be easily adapted for use in the upper elementary classroom.

  • Grades: 5-12
  • Subjects: Science, Social Studies

 

Climate Change: Connections and Solutions, Grades 6-8

Climate Change, Grades 6-8 is a two-week curriculum unit that encourages students to think critically about climate change and to collaborate to devise solutions. Students learn about climate change within a systems framework, examining interconnections among environmental, social, and economic issues.

Grades: 6-8
Subjects: Science, Social Studies

 

Climate Change: Connections and Solutions, Grades 9-12 (Downloadable PDF)

Climate Change, Grades 9-12 is a two-week curriculum unit that encourages students to think critically about climate change and to collaborate to devise solutions. Students learn about climate change within a systems framework, examining interconnections among environmental, social, and economic issues.

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Subjects: Science, Social Studies

 

Understanding Sustainability: Two-Week Unit for Life, Physical, and Earth Sciences Grades 6-8 (CD or Downloadable PDF)

Understanding Sustainability is a flexible, self-contained two-week curriculum unit aligned with national science standards for middle school educators to teach sustainability issues.

Thanks to funding from The Russell Family Foundation, a version of this unit is available for Washington State teachers free of charge. Contact us to request a copy.

Thanks to designated funding from the Marine Conservation Alliance Foundation and the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, a version of the unit is also available free of charge to classroom educators in Alaska. Contact us to request a copy.

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Subject: Science

 

Understanding Sustainability: Two-Week Unit for Social Studies Grades 9-12 (Downloadable PDF)

Understanding Sustainability is an activity-based curriculum unit that contains eight engaging and inspiring lessons that help students build the connections between economy, history, democracy, and sustainability. Each lesson in the two-week unit is aligned with National Council for the Social Studies curriculum standards for easy classroom integration.

Thanks to funding from The Russell Family Foundation, a state-specific version of this unit is available for Washington State teachers free of charge. Contact us to request a copy.

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Subjects: Social Studies

 

Real World Math: Engaging Students Through Global Issues (Softcover)

Real World Math promotes student engagement by providing real-world data on global issues with a focus on practical solutions. The student workbook and corresponding teacher’s guide concentrate on foundational algebra and geometry concepts. All lessons are aligned with National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Standards and Expectations.

  • Grades: 6-9
  • Subject: Math

 

Real World Math: Engaging Students Through Global Issues (Softcover)

Real World Math promotes student engagement by providing real-world data on global issues with a focus on practical solutions. The student workbook and corresponding teacher’s guide concentrate on foundational algebra and geometry concepts. All lessons are aligned with National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Standards and Expectations.

  • Grades: 6-9
  • Subject: Math

 

Teaching Global Sustainability in the Primary Grades: A K-4 Curriculum Guide (Softcover)

Teaching Global Sustainability in the Primary Grades contains a set of four multi-faceted lessons covering topics such as identity and culture, food, biodiversity, and systems through diverse perspectives and learning modes. This book features hands-on activities, teacher background reading, vocabulary, extension and service learning opportunities, and assessment rubrics.

  • Grades: K-4
  • Subjects: Science, Social Studies

 

Understanding Sustainability: Two-Week Unit for Social Studies Grades 9-12 (Downloadable PDF)

Understanding Sustainability is an activity-based curriculum unit that contains eight engaging and inspiring lessons that help students build the connections between economy, history, democracy, and sustainability. Each lesson in the two-week unit is aligned with National Council for the Social Studies curriculum standards for easy classroom integration.

Thanks to funding from The Russell Family Foundation, a state-specific version of this unit is available for Washington State teachers free of charge. Contact us to request a copy.

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Subjects: Social Studies

 

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