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Values for Lifelong Learners Book 3: Our environment

What are my values? This series targets students at a formative age (11-13 years) and encourages them to examine their values within the context of various moral issues young people face today. It is grounded in the belief that effective values education enhances academic achievement and other life outcomes. Each book progressively broadens the focus outwards from the individual, to the community and then the environment.

Ages: 11-13 | Pages: 56 | Code: 5427 | ISBN: 9781877478932

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Dee Doherty

Dee Doherty has been an educator for over 30 years. In this time she has been a primary school teacher, a special needs coordinator, a behaviour specialist for the prestigious Schools’ Support Team, Tower Hamlets in the United Kingdom, a resource teacher of learning and behaviour and an adviser for special education in New Zealand. She completed her masters degree in educational psychology at Massey University in 2004. For many years she was Head of Literacy at Spotswood College, New Plymouth, New Zealand.


Starting points: the what, which and how of values6
Section 1: Valuing our environment8
Where I live8
Valuing our buildings8
Keeping our buildings special9
Valuing our parks and recreational areas10
Valuing our school property11
Sources of power11
Where does our food come from?12
Being aware14
Sound versus noise16
World in crisis17
Issues for your community21
Section 2: Moral dilemmas22
Dilemma 1: The egg collector22
Dilemma 2: The village green25
Dilemma 3: Crazy about cars28
Dilemma 4: The forest fire31
Dilemma 5: The price of fashion34
Dilemma 6: The garden39
Dilemma 7: Helping the less fortunate42
Dilemma 8: Turning the Browne family green44
Dilemma 9: The taggers47
Dilemma 10: Honouring our past50
Section 3: Reflection and action53
Reflection log53
Writing your own moral dilemma54
Paying it forward: acting on our values55
Revisiting the questionnaire56