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Environmental Literacy Curricular Infusion By Grade-bands

E-Lit Standard 1 Grade Band Infusion

Standard 1.0 Environmental Issues
The student will investigate and analyze environmental issues ranging from local to global perspectives and develop and implement a local action project that protects, sustains, or enhances the natural environment.

E-Lit Standard 2 Grade Band Infusion
Standard 2: Interactions of Earth’s Systems
The student will analyze and apply the properties of systems thinking and modeling to the study of Earth’s systems.

E-Lit Standard 3 Grade Band Infusion
Standard 3: Flow of Matter and Energy
The student will analyze and explain the movement of matter and energy through interactions of earth’s systems (biosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and cryosphere) and the influence of this movement on weather patterns, climatic zones, and the distribution of life.

E-Lit Standard 4 Grade Band Infusion

Standard 4: Populations, Communities and Ecosystems
The student will use physical, chemical, biological, and ecological concepts to analyze and explain the interdependence of humans and organisms in populations, communities and ecosystems.

E-Lit Standard 5 Grade Band Infusion
Standard 5: Humans and Natural Resources
The student will use concepts from chemistry, physics, biology, and ecology to analyze and interpret both positive and negative impacts of human activities on earth’s natural systems and resources.

E-Lit Standard 6 Grade Band Infusion
Standard 6: Environment and Health
The student will use concepts from science, social studies and health to analyze and interpret both positive and negative impacts of natural events and human activities on human health.

E-Lit Standard 7 Grade Band Infusion
Standard 7: Environment & Society
The student will analyze how the interactions of heredity, experience, learning and culture influence social decisions and social change.

E-Lit Standard 8 Grade Band Infusion
The student will make decisions that demonstrate understanding of natural communities and the ecological, economic, political, and social systems of human communities, and examine how their personal and collective actions affect the sustainability of these interrelated systems.

Contact Information
Gary Hedges, Division of Instruction Science Specialist
Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone:  410-767-0323
Fax:  410-333-1146
Email:  ghedges@msde.state.md.us
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