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What is the State of Our Commons?

Grades 6 - 12

In this lesson, students explore what defines a Commons, categorize spaces and things as examples, and walk their community to discover its visible and hidden Commons. Then, students select one Commons to focus on and create a “State of the Commons” report to increase school and/or community awareness about the Commons. Student resources to complete this lesson.

Grade Level: 6 – 8

Source: The Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education and Terracycle

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