A Child's Place in the Environment (ACPE) Series

An integrated hands-on environmental education curriculum
with children's literature connections for K-6 teachers


ACPE is a series of six environmental education curriculum guides for elementary school teachers that integrates science, English-language arts, and selected children's literature, and culminates with student projects which enhance the environment. The lessons in each unit have been correlated to California's content standards in science and English-language arts. All six units, as well as students' pages in Spanish, can be downloaded here.


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Titles of Units in
A Child's Place in the Environment Series

Unit 1:   Respecting Living Things
Unit 2:   Protecting Soil
Unit 3:   Preserving and Restoring Ecosystems
Unit 4:   Caring for Aquatic Systems
Unit 5:   Conserving Natural Resources
Unit 6:   Achieving a Sustainable Community

 

Contents of ACPE's Website

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Abstract (also available as a pdf) (Adobe Acrobat Reader is needed to view pdf files.)

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Concepts and Subconcepts

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Descriptions of Units

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Titles and Overviews of Lessons for Each ACPE Unit

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Download ACPE lessons

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History of ACPE Curriculum

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ACPE's Correlations to California's Content Standards

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Assessment Questions for ACPE Units

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Literature for ACPE's Units

- Books in English

- Books in Spanish

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Translations of ACPE's Students' Pages in Spanish

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Research on ACPE