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Our Great Lakes in My World curriculums were developed in accordance with our philosophy that they: * Instill a sense of place * Provide a positive focus and be inquiry-based * Promote problem-solving and learning for understanding * Offer service learning
Great Lakes in My World K-8 offers 80 indoor and outdoor activities -- covering lakes, sand dunes, wetlands, human communities, history and geology. Each unit includes up to 17 activities. The curriculum meets Common Core State Standards and state learning standards and benchmarks in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.See Great Lakes in My World K-8 kit >
NEW! Great Lakes in My World 9-12 offers 17 indoor and outdoor activities, focusing on Great Lakes coastal habitats. The curriculum meets Common Core State Standards, as available. See Great Lakes in My World 9-12 kit >
Order the new Great Lakes in My World 9-12 curriculum, or our updated K-8 curriculum. Our popular Creature Cards are included with both curriculums, or can be purchased separately.
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"An interdisciplinary Great Lakes curriculum package with particular emphasis on elementary grades . . . the grades where the subject matter of the lakes can cross the entire curriculum -- just as the lakes influence all of life in the region." -- Rosanne W. Fortner, professor emeritus, Ohio State University School of Natural ResourcesSee more praise for Great Lakes in My World K-8 >
“The Great Lakes in My World 9-12 curriculum is an outstanding resource to help teachers connect their students to their local environment in a meaningful way. These lessons will carry beyond their school years, potentially creating advocates and stewards for the most important resource in our area.” -- Rebecca Corrigan, teacher, Chicago Public SchoolsSee more praise for Great Lakes in My World 9-12 >
Great Lakes in My World was created with generous funding support from the Wege Foundation, Rockwell Automation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5, Kraft Foods, West Michigan Coastal Kayakers Association, and Gravity Tank, Inc.
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