An understanding of the Community Action and Problem Solving Process as a whole will help you, as an educator, better understand how each step can help you accomplish your classroom goals. As your students begin the Process, a comprehensive environmental inventory can lead to a well-defined issue to be addressed and, eventually, more focused research.
Use the following tools to:
- Understand where in your curriculum and teaching responsibilities the Process fits best
- Align standards like NGSS and Common Core
- Understand how do prepare your students to engage effectively in a project-based learning experience
- Learn about a variety of inventory methods
- Connect the environmental inventory to your curriculum and standards needs
- Set up an environmental inventory that will lead to a manageable project
Get a brief overview of Step One of the Community Action and Problem-Solving Process.
This video will help educators think about how to work the Process into what they are already teaching so that they can plan for a seamless integration.
Three keys to a successful Earth Force Inventory: outdoor experiences, expert input, and using multiple methods of gathering data.
Use this video to introduce Earth Force to your students.
Step One Classroom Resources