Education for Sustainability (EfS)
Below are the EFS Standards 8th grade focuses on throughout the school year.
Responsible Local Global Citizenship
Demonstrate their awareness of human choices and their consequences, using their own choices as exemplars.
Demonstrate upstream problem identification and systems thinking by addressing local and global issues/problems or protecting local/global assets through civic engagement in the service of a healthy and sustainable future.
Articulate how the sustainability of earth’s natural, economic, and social systems is affected by human choices about consumption, production, distribution, and disposal of goods.
Students will articulate how humans are part of the earth's systems and that humans are affected by their own choices.
Inventing and Affecting the Future
Develop a vision to make a positive change that addresses an upstream problem.
Create and implement a plan to achieve positive change that focuses on long-term vision and can be sustainably implemented.
Recognize and work to dismantle prejudice and discrimination.
Demonstrate the ability to communicate and collaborate cross-culturally.
Develop the capacity to empathize (experience the outlook and emotions) of another being by putting themselves “in their shoes” and expressing what it is like to see the world from that perspective.