Resources for Each Step
Maximize the value of each step in the Community Action and Problem Solving Process
Step 1: Community Environmental Inventory
Step 2: Issue Selection
Step 3: Policy and Practice Research
Step 4: Goal & Strategy Selection
Step 5: Taking Action!
Step 6: Celebrate & Reflect
We've recently created many new online resources, all are found on this site!
Many educators and students are heading back into the classroom (or virtual equivalent) this week! With that in mind, use this checklist to make sure your students are completing everything they need in the Inventory process. Looking for a Step 1 Overview? Check our our previous blog post for a short overview video. You know[…]
Gathering data is very important, but what is more important is knowing what that data means. In Step 1 of the Earth Force Process, young people gather information about their community to determine their major strengths, and concerns. Once these lists are complete, it is imperative that young people dig into the root causes of[…]
Now that school is heading back into session, we wanted to share a great new Step 1: Community Inventories overview video that we created this summer. Use this tool to help create inquiry-based analyses with your students that can lead to action! This video, in conjunction with our other Step 1 Resources (plus your Educator[…]
Developing quality inventories may look a little differently this year compared to the past. Considering students’ home life, access to the outdoors, and ability to connect digitally all need to be considered. Developing inventories first begins with the educator defining the community boundaries. This helps put context to the Process, as well as a relevant[…]
Creating mutual respect among peers and educators is a wonderful way to start of an Earth Force experience, and also the school year. Youth and Adults both contribute ideas of norms they will agree to adhere to throughout the experience. Once consensus is built, hang the respect agreement on the wall or keep in an[…]
With the world in its current state, Earth Force has engaged a group of classroom educators and pedagogical experts to think deeply on how to engage students in Project-Based Learning (PBL) experiences in a distance or disrupted learning environment. The product of this work is our new Distance Learning Supplement! Packed full of helpful tools[…]