LIVING GREEN A comprehensive look at: • Environmental changes caused by human activities. • Worldwide efforts to stem or reverse these changes.
The Volumes: • Pollution • Mountains, Deserts, and Grasslands • Oceans, Islands, and Polar Regions • Forests and Wetlands • Green Transportation • Green Buildings • Producing and Obtaining Food • Consumable Goods • Durable Goods
The Introductory Volume • A primer to topics covered in the set. • Describes the causes and consequences of different types of pollution. • Includes information on cleanup and prevention.
The World’s Ecosystems (cont) • Introduces the basic features of each ecosystem. • Describes ecological changes caused by climate change, pollution, and other human activities. • Includes information on conservation and reclamation efforts.
Correlations to WB Biomes Oceans, Islands, & Polar Regions: • Tundra Forests and Wetlands: • Temperate coniferous forest • Temperate deciduous forest • Boreal forest • Tropical rain forest • Tropical seasonal forest Mountains, Deserts, & Grasslands: • Desert • Grassland • Savanna
The Ways We Travel • A look at current and future technologies that can “green” transportation. • Describes environmental issues associated with transportation. • Includes information on ways governments and individuals can reduce transportation’s environmental impact.
The Places We Live and Work: • A discussion of green building principles “from the ground up.” • Includes examples of green buildings around the world. • Describes government initiatives to promote green architecture.
The Foods We Buy: • An exploration of how we get food “from the farm to the table.” • Introduces the environmental issues surrounding food production. • Includes both scientific background information and practical, user-friendly food shopping guides.
Consumable Goods & Durable Goods (cont) • Room-by-room explorations of durable and consumable goods and their environmental effects. • Describes green alternatives for each item. • Includes “Go Green!” chapter conclusions which list additional green practices.
Special Features • Green Facts • “A Closer Look” Sidebars • Activities • Maps, diagrams, and charts • Section Summaries
FACT BOXES MAJOR BENEFIT Highlight important information and statistics
“A Closer Look” Sidebars • Features that dive deeper into a theme related to the spreads.
MAJOR BENEFIT Highlight important information and statistics SIDEBARS
Activities • Experiments • Research projects • “Take action” tip sheets • Recipes for homemade green products
STUDENT ACTIVITES MAJOR BENEFIT Each volume contains a hands on activity to reinforce learning and further assist student comprehension.
Maps, Illustrations, and Diagrams • Further enhance students’ understanding of the text. • Can be used to teach key map, globe, and chart skills.
MAJOR BENEFIT Practical information on how students can “go green” helps engage readers “GO GREEN” ADVICE
VOCABULARY EXTENSION MAJOR BENEFIT Unfamiliar words appear in bold and are defined in the glossary
GLOSSARY MAJOR BENEFIT Each volume contains its own glossary
Section Summaries • Provide a brief overview of the subject in each section. • Aide striving readers so they can gather “the basics.” • Allow librarians and teachers to quickly identify the content of each section.
SUMMARY BOXES MAJOR BENEFIT Provide a brief overview of the subject in each section, making the content accessible to readers at all skill levels.