Essential Resources believes in learning. We help teachers teach and students learn.
Our resources are strongly grounded in what works in the classroom, giving teachers lesson plans, tools and strategies they need to make a difference. They support students’ learning through every stage of their schooling, ensuring students excel and can apply their learning to numerous meaningful contexts.
Engaging and of high interest, they are developed to provide students with the skills necessary to become analytical thinkers, problem solvers and idea generators, and to succeed in a multinational work environment.
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This integrated programme will equip your students with the skills they need to consider how they can live sustainably and how, once they make green choices, it will affect everything they do. Book 1 emphasises what students can do to make a difference locally ñ in their home, school and community. Book 2 moves to a global perspective while still focusing on how to make a difference. There are activities for pairs, groups and the whole class and each lesson concludes with an action that will include the community. Instructions are designed to be appropriate at age level, with more teacher involvement and cooperative work in Book 1 and independent inquiry projects in Book 2. Also included are literacy activities to complement the lessons in the first half of each book.
Maria Gill writes full time from her lifestyle property in North Auckland, New Zealand. She has had 10 children’s books published for the retail market and another 18 educational books for the international market. Maria specialises in children’s non-fiction books, many of them with an environmental theme. Three of her books have been shortlisted for two children’s book awards (New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards and LIANZA Awards) and two have been Storylines Notable Books. Previously she has been a primary school teacher and she has recently completed a Graduate Diploma in Journalism Studies. Maria also coordinates Kiwi Write4Kidz, a nationwide writers’ group, and reviews books on http://kidsbooksnz.blogspot.com . For more information about Maria please go to www.mariagill.co.nz