Wednesday, July 11, 2012

ESD projects!

ESD: Education for Sustainable Development is the idea that we live within our means.
It is not just about the environment - it is about the interconnection of all things and the
careful use of natural resources.  That we partner with nature and not dominate it!  

UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization), explains ESD as 
"a vision of education that seeks to balance human and economic well-being with cultural traditions
and respect for the earth's natural resources".  

We will be doing this by working 
together with schools in both the
U.S. and in Japan!

At Howard Gray we will be concentrating on three main areas:  Food, Peace and Water.  
Food:  We will be working on a project to design "mascots" that teach younger students about good food nutrition and healthy eating.  So start thinking about the food groups and ideas you have for teaching students about these!

Water:  Water is needed for life and connects us all around the world.  We will be learning about water sources in areas around the U.S and in Japan and the importance of conservation, especially in Arizona!  This will involve some field-trips to ponds and other water areas and communicating with students around the world!

Peace:  We will be participating in a project where we will be sending "symbols of Peace" to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial park in Japan.  
Question - What is the Hiroshima Peace Memorial and why is it important? (put your answers in the comment section below).


  1. The memorial is dedicated to the people who were killed in the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.

  2. To reamber the people of japan who have deid from the U.S bomb on August 6, 1945.

  3. The memorial is about remembering how bad war is. Because we don't want World War III.

  4. Hiroshima heiwa kinen ga okonawa rete iru sono eiyo Hiroshima· Nagasaki no genbaku tōka de shibō shita hitobito.

    Amarini mo watashinoburogu o chekkushitekudasai!

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    --Shi. Gaburieru· Busshu

    The Hiroshima Peace Memorial is a place that honors those who died from the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombing.

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    --Mr. Gabriel Bush

  5. its to remember that the us bombed hiroshima in 1945.

  6. They want to show peace is good. Sasha

  7. The Hiroshima Peace Memorial was the only structure left standing in the area where the first atomic bomb exploded on 6 August 1945. Through the efforts of many people, including those of the city of Hiroshima, it has been preserved in the same state as immediately after the bombing.

    Emily Heath

  8. The Hiroshima Reace Memorial is very important because it was there when there was bombing and it wasn't bomb and to show peace.

    Sammy Q

  9. Thank you for all the great comments - I'll post some more pics of deer in the next few days!