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unit 11
13 Instructional days (13 hours)

Taking Care of the Earth


This domain will introduce students to the importance of being environmentally aware individuals. Students will learn that the best way to conserve Earth’s natural resources is to practice the three R's of conservation—reduce, reuse, and recycle. By studying conservation, students will become familiar with the earth’s natural resources and will begin to recognize how people’s actions affect the environment in which we live. Students will learn specifically about land, water, and air pollution as well as the water cycle, the journey of trash from its creation to its burial in a landfill, and the steps in the recycling and composting processes. Practical examples of how students can help take care of the earth are included in every lesson.


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From of the New York State Education Department. Kindergarten ELA Domain 11: Taking Care of the Earth. Available from; accessed 2015-05-29.
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