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Scientists listen to the story of Wadja Egnankou who works to save African mangrove forests. They experiment with refraction and the introduction of particulate matter to water. They conclude with creative writing about the need for a wetland plant or animal to have clean water. Overall, this is a creative ecology lesson, but the refraction activity is unrelated. Consider skipping that activity if you want to include this when exploring human impact on the environment with your emerging ecologists.
Young scholars study the importance of the Storyteller in ancient times as well as in modern times. They realize that this is an art essential to the development and evolution of the mind and that today more than ever we need to rely on Storytelling to fight the mental passivity resulting from the use and abuse of TV.
Students explore homes of the world. In this global studies lesson, students read "World Homes," and discuss the article. Students collaborate to complete activity worksheets and research Indonesia, Mongolia, or Cote d'Ivoire. Students prepare classroom presentations using their research findings.