Unit 1: Teachers resources for preschool settings
Teaching children about environmental protection may be a challenging task, especially when you need to cover the topic in a positive way. Right resources and knowledge will help you to lay the foundation of the emerging ecological culture of the child's personality which influences the orientation and the assessment of the environment and the choice of behavior.
There are several main thematic areas in pedagogical practice that could be systematically implicated in the development of programs:
Forming initial ideas about the content of basic concepts related to water conservation and waste reduction. Typically, this involves performing elementary experiments to learn about certain patterns in the environment surrounding the child in order to link the content of the individual lesson to a wider network of educational tasks.
Children learn about the interaction between living beings and inanimate nature, which forms the ecosystems. The best way to illustrate this connection is by observing an accessible ecosystem where children can become familiar with its features.
Studying the role of a man and his place in the ecological system. Here, the pedagogical aspirations are directed towards the formation of environmentally friendly attitude towards the biosocial values.
For young pupils who do not yet have the criteria for assessing the quality of the environment, what they observe is becoming the norm. Teacher is a role model for them.