The Cities We Live In
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Author(s): Georgia Amson-Bradshaw
Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing
Copyright Year: 2020
ISBN/ISSN: 9781502648976
Review

This is an excellent series that explores the global issues of sustainability and climate change through the lens of topics that students are familiar with: energy, shopping, food, houses, cities, and farming. These interactive titles are not only informative but also contain critical/design-based thinking and maker/STEAM challenges in each chapter. Information throughout each book is broken up into easily comprehensible chapters and sections accompanied by vivid graphics and pictures that enhance student understanding of the material being introduced. The included glossary also aids in student comprehension. Students are given a glimpse into the projected future of each topic as well as ways that they can get involved in influencing that future right now. Teachers will like the fact that the series aligns with the middle school Next Generation Science Standards for engineering design and problem-solving. Students will enjoy the engaging text and design as well as the interactive features. Each book forms the basis for a ready-made, project-based learning experience if students implement the included challenges and mini-projects. Classes studying the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals will find an extensive compilation of material in these titles. This series is highly recommended for all school libraries. Index. Table of Contents.

Reviewer: Darshell Silva, Librarian and Technology Integration Specialist, Rocky Hill School, East Greenwich, RI
Rating: Highly Recommended
Grade (as stated by Reviewer/SLC): 6-8
Review Date: May 1, 2020
Product Description
The Eco STEAM series is a great resource that explores everyday topics like farming and housing, and connects them back to the concepts of sustainability and climate change. As students learn about the global issues related to these topics, "Solve It!" activities encourage them to engage their critical thinking skills and come up with eco-friendly changes for the future. This series ultimately provides young readers with the tools to understand and contribute solutions to the environmental issues that are dominating global current events.

Each Book Contains:

• Exciting, hands-on activities that allow readers to explore the sustainable side of science, design, and technology

• Dynamic illustrations and full-color photographs that complement and further explain accompanying text

• A glossary that defines new vocabulary for ease of reading and comprehension

Curriculum Connections:

• Explores human dependence on natural and manufactured energy, and its effects on our global biome

• Encourages critical thinking across multiple disciplines, including science and technology, to solve presented problems

• Aligns with the middle school Next Generation Science Standards for engineering design and problem solving
Series Title: Eco STEAM
Other Titles in Series:
The Crops We Grow (9781502648983)
The Energy We Use (9781502648938)
The Stuff We Buy (9781502648952)
The Food We Eat (9781502648945)
The Houses We Build (9781502648969)
Media Type: Book, eBook
Binding: LB
# Pages: 48
Price: $21.95
Genre: Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: Series Nonfiction
Entry ID: 2232767

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