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The Good Earth Tellers A Unit on Environmental Storytelling by Mrs. Suzanne Seagraves

Keywords: elementary school, middle school

ABSTRACT

In the spring of 1995, this storytelling project won an award for the Best Class Project in Grades 4-6 in Environmental Education for the State of Alabama.

A story well told will take root like a seed in the heart of a child. The Good Earth Tellers is a project using environmental awareness books, such as Keepers of the Animals and The Great Kapok Tree, to promote an understanding of the relationship between man and the environment. Student storytellers called The Good Earth Tellers share Earth Tales throughout the school and community becoming role models for environmental change.

The Good Earth Tellers has two main goals. The first is the students will study and discuss environmental stories to develop awareness and the knowledge necessary to become stewards of the earth and its fragile ecosystems.

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