Through the Eyes of John Muir

Grade Levels
2nd - 4th, Homeschool, Staff
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110 pages
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Environmental advocacy remains as an important role today as it was more than 100 years ago when John Muir was champion for protecting the environment. Muir’s persuasive writing, accomplishments and advocacy for forests, wild lands and wildlife changed the way people viewed the environment around the world. As one of the founders of the conservation movement, founder of Sierra Club and father of the National Park Service, Muir remains a strong role model to demonstrate that one person can make a positive difference in their community and the world.

“Through the Eyes of John Muir” presents a series of hands on and engaging lessons designed for classroom teachers, parents of both home school and independent study students. Through this guide students will learn how to think and make evidence-based decisions, instead of what to think. Lessons cross the disciplines to meet educational standards for science, language arts and social studies.

Divided into three main sections, the book begins by discussing John Muir’s life and accomplishments. Section two provides opportunities for students to conduct evidence-based field studies. Lessons in the final section engage students to take personal responsibility by learning how to practice sound environmental stewardship and advocacy. Section three also features opportunities to identify “Modern Day Muirs,” understand the role of government agencies that protect wild lands, parks and forests, and create the student’s own vision for the future.

Total Pages
110 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Semester
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