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Ecological Literacy using GRASP

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Goal-Role-Audience-Scenario-Product: helps teachers introduce an ecological literacy dimension to their program. Planning rich performance tasks takes time, but teachers who have done this work say that they are a powerful and meaningful way to frame expectations for students and plan lessons. A rich performance task can gracefully integrate clusters of expectations from several disciplines so that teaching and learning have a purpose that students can readily understand. 

This resource contains tools to help teachers frame their educational goals so that they develop students’ ecological literacy through teasing out the human-nature interconnections. They cast the performance task in a realistic scenario that involves role play and awareness of audience, and culminates in a persuasive presentation or product. The scenario sets the stage for critical thinking and problem solving in tackling the performance tasks.

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