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Little Earth Charter

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Author/Publisher/Website: Cinefete
Copyright: 2009
Evaluation/Record Entry Date: Mar/2011
Submitting suppliers/Website: CinéFête
Recommended Grades and Subjects/Courses: K-2
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Resource Description

This series of short animated clips addresses outcomes across the primary curriculum. The Earth Charter is a set of fundamental principles that seek to define a just, sustainable and peaceful society for the 21st century. The Earth Charter has been embraced by UNESCO as a means of educating the public of the importance of creating a sustainable world. 36 min.

CURRICULUM FIT

Does this resource address the prescribed learning outcomes for this BC curriculum?
Extensively
Comments:
This series of short animated clips addresses outcomes across the primary curriculum.

GENERAL CONTENT

Content
Is the content current for the intended curriculum and grade?
Extensively
Is the content accurate for the intended curriculum and grade?
Extensively
Comments:
This series of short vignettes addresses global issues (interconnectedness, peace, love, etc.) at a level that younger students will be able to relate to.

VIDEO

Audience:
Is the production quality (sound, volume, narration, animation) effective?
Extensively
Comments:
The strong production quality with captivating animated images and catchy kid-friendly songs will engage primary learners.

TECHNICAL DESIGN

Does the visual presentation support student learning?
Extensively
Comments:
The animated images are positive and gentle, and the music will engage younger students.

INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN

Is the instructional design effective and appropriate for the intended audience?
Extensively
Is the resource suitable for a wide range of learning and teaching styles?
Extensively
Comments:
The video is designed to be used in 8 separate cross-curricular lessons which can be extended through classroom activities. The instructional purpose is clear.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS

Readability:
At intended grade level(s)
Comments:
On-line games and activities are available for students and the on-line teacher guide is very user friendly. www.littleearthcharter.org

SUGGESTED CLASSROOM USAGE

Comments:
This video would work well in an on-going unit to introduce global issues to young children. The concepts are reinforced through song and a pledge that students can participate in. Numerous extension activities are possible because of the cross-curricular focus.
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