Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Facing the Future: Buy, Use, Toss

Back when I was a west coaster, I spent some time working in the environment education community. One particular organization I worked with was Facing the Future, a non-profit curriculum house focused on the economics, social, and environmental themes of traditional school subjects.

Recently their work bleeped on my radar; I discovered a new unit they developed in partnership with the team that brought you the Story of Stuff video. Buy, Use, Toss is an interdisciplinary, social studies unit focused on the lifecycle of products with special attention on human waste. Its a solid unit with lesson plans, activities, and aligns to national standards. Free too!