We Are the Earth

Grayson Adams, Glenbow School, Grade 4 - Rocky View School Division

Every Tuesday afternoon the grade 4 students from Glenbow School went outside for two hours or more to explore, connect and make meaning from our Earth. This time was sacred and valued as a classroom community. Students were immersed in a combination of planned activities and free exploration time.  This reflective time was a catalyst for classroom learning and a chance to connect with the natural areas of the students’ community.  Students learned that not only are they a vital part of our ecosystem but comprised of the very same water, air, soil and energy as things around us.  Students also reflected on their emotions and how they felt when they are out in the natural world. They understand that to care about a sustainable future, we must first love and care about our planet.  And that love can only be cultivated through meaningful first-hand experience.  

Project Overview - what our learning looked like - Download the PDF.

This project has two videos - the first one (below) is about the whole project; the second one (below) is individual student videos that the students created and showcased at their own Film Festival.

We are the Earth: Connecting to Earth - Grade 4 - Produced by Grayson Adams, Rocky View Schools
We are the Earth - Student Videos for their Film Festival, produced by Rocky View Schools