NAAEE Education Guidelines

Strand 1 - Questioning, Analysis and Interpretation Skills

  • Questioning
  • Designing Investigations
  • Collecting information
  • Evaluating accuracy and reliability
  • Organizing information
  • Working with models and simulations
  • Drawing conclusions and developing explanations

Strand 2 - Knowledge of Environmental Processes and Systems

  • 2.1 The earth as a physical system
    • Processes that shape the earth
    • Changes in matter
    • Energy
  • 2.2 The living environment
    • Organisms, populations, and communities
    • Heredity and evolution
    • Systems and connections
    • Flow of matter and energy
  • 2.3 Humans and their societies
    • Individuals and groups
    • Culture
    • Political and economic systems
    • Global connections
    • Change and conflict
  • 2.4 Environment and society
    • Human/environment interactions
    • Places
    • Resources
    • Technology
    • Environmental Issues

Strand 3 - Skills for Understanding and Addressing Environmental Issues

  • 3.1 Skills for analyzing and investigating environmental issues
    • Identifying and investigating issues
    • Sorting out the consequences of issues
    • Identifying and evaluating alternative solutions and courses of action
    • Working with flexibility, creativity, and openness
  • 3.2 Decision-making and citizenship skills
    • Forming and evaluating personal views
    • Evaluating the need for citizen action
    • Planning and taking action
    • Evaluating the results of actions

Strand 4 - Personal and Civic Responsibility

  • Understanding societal values and principles
  • Recognizing citizen' rights and responsibilities
  • Recognizing efficacy
  • Accepting personal responsibility
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  • Excellence in Environmental Education:
  • Guidelines for Learning (K-12)

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