Archive for the 'Global Environment' Category

Maine middle schoolers head to the coast for field research

Students prepare track for solar car testing

Lake Region students prepare track for solar car testing

As part of Lake Region Middle School’s Me to We project, 7th–8th graders attended a three-day, two-night residential experiential learning adventure on the coast of Maine where they built solar vehicles, studied world ecosystems, participated in a mock trial to debate global environmental issues, and tracked the transport of food and goods from one international port to another.

Back at school in Naples, Maine, during an interdisciplinary unit on immigration, students were each given new identities and cultural backgrounds, and moved through the steps of becoming U.S. citizens at a culminating Ellis Island experience activity.

Reflecting on the year, project coordinator, Linda Dutil said, “Students from the four small towns we serve really did get an opportunity to explore the world around them, and understand better their place in the world.”

Lake Region Middle School’s Me to We project was funded by a 2012-2013 Sharing the Dream Grant.

Global Resources for Schools: GlacierWorks

GlacierWorks imageOn the GlacierWorks website, students can explore the Himalayan glaciers in incredible detail, see how they are being impacted by climate change, and trace how they provide fresh water for almost every major river system of Asia.

The site features interactive maps, images taken by early mountaineers, and astonishing gigapixel photographic images that allow students to virtually soar thousands of feet above a glacier and view it in its entirety or dip down to the ground and explore pebbles in the ice.


Global Resources for Schools is our regular feature highlighting international focused organizations, educational websites and resources to support educators in their efforts to create globally oriented schools.

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Sharing the Dream

Grants for pre-K-8 school projects that create global classrooms where children—and families—can safely connect, exchange ideas and learn together.

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