The Earth is Our Home: Embodied Environmental Learning

Grace Han, 1st Grade, South Academy of International Languages

Curriculum Unit (PDF)


In this curriculum unit, first grade Chinese language immersion students will participate in a series of activities and lessons that will be held in indoor and outdoor settings, employing the use of physical movement and other forms of embodied learning. Through various methods, students will be introduced to environmental science and learn about interacting with
and living on Earth. Students will do interactive firsthand exploration of the observable properties that our physical environment has–such as in geographic features like soil, rocks, and grass, and make connections between these properties and their own lives and communities. This
unit will be aligned to the North Carolina first grade science standards and grade-appropriate Chinese language standards, and is designed to incorporate the embodied learning experience throughout.