The Three Circles Journal (online) accepts multicultural environmental lesson and unit plans to share among the K-16 educator community.  Lesson/unit plans--with any accompanying photographs, rubrics, and a short bio statement--should be attached as a Word document via our contact form.


Place-based mapping and curriculum development project

Dr Amy Vinlove with the University of Alaska shared several great resources including a curriculum development project, a prezi presentation, and recently published article.  She can be reached at alvinlove (at) Project overview: The Place-based mapping and curriculum development project is a course-long activity that involves gathering information about the people and environment of each intern’s school […]

I teach science. Can I be a multicultural educator?

Source: The National Association for Multicultural Education: Advancing and Advocating for Social Justice & Equity We often hear statements like the following: “Science is a neutral subject.” “Science has nothing to do with culture or politics.” “It’s an objective discipline based on a fixed body of knowledge that has been proven over time.” Most of all, […]

Mayah’s Lot

Source: Center for Urban Environmental Reform Mayah’s Lot is an environmental justice graphic novel produced by The Center for Urban Environmental Reform, a Social Justice Initiative of the City University of New York School of Law. This is a great resource for community groups and educators to use with their students. Contact CUER for copies of […]

Discovering and Integrating Environmental Perspectives

A Presentation by Running-Grass, Executive Director, Three Circles Center for Multicultural Environmental Education© at the 25th anniversary conference of the National Association for Multicultural Education, New Orleans, LA Discovering, Including and Integrating Environmental Perspectives and Values in Multicultural Education  

Cultural Watershed

The Cultural Watershed activity is designed to bridge and align personal identity and landscape through reflection, art and dialogue.  After introducing students to the concept of a watershed, the watercycle and the “factors of diversity” that shape their identities, they are invited to sketch an imaginary watershed mural that includes as many forms of water […]

The Cultural Ecotone Walk

The Cultural Ecotone Walk was originally developed in the San Francisco Bay area with the help of middle and high school students. The ecological concept of an ecotone was applied to culturally distinct neighborhoods and used to explore the physical and cultural boundaries of the neighborhoods. In San Francisco we explored the Chinatown and North […]

The Return

Source: Native Tradition, Environment And Community Health (TEACH) Project of the Center for Ecogenetics and Environmental Health (CEEH) and the Northwest Indian College (NWIC), University of Washington, 2013 “The Return” is an illustrated story and discussion guide, with templates for participants to tell their story.  Visit the Native TEACH page at CEEH for additional related resources.