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Education & the Environment Initiative Curriculum

Development and review of an environment-based curriculum for kindergarten through grade 12 in the subject-matter areas of history-social science and science.

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The goal of the Education and the Environment Initiative (EEI) is to increase environmental literacy for California's kindergarten through grade 12 (K-12) students by teaching science and history-social science academic content standards to mastery within an environmental context.

2009-10 Education and the Environment Initiative Curriculum Review

Instructional Materials Reviewer/Content Review Expert (IMR/CRE) Report of Findings
Edits and Corrections from the IMR/CRE review are available upon request.

Evaluation Criteria
Criteria for evaluating EEI instructional materials, adopted by the State Board of Education (SBE) on January 9, 2008.

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These Environmental Principles and Concepts serve as the foundation for developing the Model Curriculum for California's K-12 students that is mandated under the Education and the Environment Initiative.

EEI Curriculum Reviewers
List of CREs/IMRs appointed by the SBE for the 2009 EEI Curriculum Review.

Questions:   Curriculum Frameworks and Instructional Resources Division | CFIRD@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0881
Last Reviewed: Monday, May 7, 2018
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