Make the Future! Hands-on Sustainability Lessons for Years 1 & 2

Reviews for Make the Future! Hands-on Sustainability Lessons for Years 1 & 2

"Through these books, Nansi aims to inspire young people to learn more about how the environment impacts on their lives, and to make informed decisions about how they can positively influence the future of our planet. Through her warm, personable, funny and clever way of conveying information, Nansi brilliantly communicates her message without sounding preachy, didactic or – worst of all – boring. The activities she details in this book range from the practical to the artistic. All personality types will find an area to connect with, as she manages to include activities suited to students with a variety of interests – from science to baking to hands-on DIY pursuits. She also caters to teachers focussed on integrating fun activities into the curriculum, and deftly places a strong focus on cross-curriculum learning. Many of the activities have both educational and real-world applications, and critical thinking and information literacy play crucial roles. Visually, the books are both modern and extremely colourful and fun. Students of all year levels will find the aesthetics engaging and “cool” (my daughter, on first glance, immediately declared that the books “look awesome”). And anything that makes caring for our environment look “cool” and “awesome” is a winner in my book. I heartily recommend these resources to librarians, teachers and parents, and all who see – when they look into the eyes of a small person – how the most important gift we can give them is a safe and happy world to live in." - Kate Gordon, Just Write For Kids

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"Through these books, Nansi aims to inspire young people to learn more about how the environment impacts on their lives, and to make informed decisions about how they can positively influence the future of our planet. Through her warm, personable, funny and clever way of conveying information, Nansi brilliantly communicates her message without sounding preachy, didactic or – worst of all – boring. The activities she details in this book range from the practical to the artistic. All personality types will find an area to connect with, as she manages to include activities suited to students with a variety of interests – from science to baking to hands-on DIY pursuits. She also caters to teachers focussed on integrating fun activities into the curriculum, and deftly places a strong focus on cross-curriculum learning. Many of the activities have both educational and real-world applications, and critical thinking and information literacy play crucial roles. Visually, the books are both modern and extremely colourful and fun. Students of all year levels will find the aesthetics engaging and “cool” (my daughter, on first glance, immediately declared that the books “look awesome”). And anything that makes caring for our environment look “cool” and “awesome” is a winner in my book. I heartily recommend these resources to librarians, teachers and parents, and all who see – when they look into the eyes of a small person – how the most important gift we can give them is a safe and happy world to live in." - Kate Gordon, Just Write For Kids