Overview of the Solutionary Framework

This overview of the Solutionary Framework serves as a brief introduction to the framework if you’re new to it. Or, if you’re already engaged in a solutionary project, this overview can be an outline that anchors you as you move through the phases with your students.

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Phase II: Iceberg Model

An important piece of the solutionary process is understanding why problems continue to occur and how these problems and events interact with each other. This resource helps students engage in systems thinking to better understand the problem they are working to solve.

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Phase III: Create an Action Plan

Once you have identified the solution you want to implement, use this resource to help you make a plan for how you will implement your solution as part of phase 3 of the Solutionary Framework.

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Resources: True Price

El Costo Verdadero

A lesson on the true cost of goods The true price activity helps students explore the positive and negative impacts of our product choices on themselves, other people, animals, and the earth.

Grades: Recommended for grades 4 and up
Time:(2) 45-minute class sessions

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Resources: Council of all beings

Consejo de Todos los Seres

Participants “become” a being or part of nature and share the lives, concerns, hopes, and wisdom of their being in a Council.

Grades: Recommended for grades 4 and up
Time: 1-2 hours

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Resources: Council of all beings

Council of All Beings

Participants “become” a being or part of nature and share the lives, concerns, hopes, and wisdom of their being in a Council.

Grades: Recommended for grades 4 and up
Time: 1-2 hours

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Resources: Human rights for all?

Derechos Humanos Para Todos?

Esta actividad ayuda a los estudiantes a familiarizarse con la Declaración Universal de los Derechos Humanos. Grados: 9 en adelante.Time: 45-60 minutes Related IHE Resources: El estómago de la Ballena

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Paseo de Maravilla

Paseo Maravilloso

El propósito de esta actividad es que los estudiantes entiendan la importancia de proteger nuestro planeta. Los participantes se turnarán la responsabilidad de guiar a su pareja por un paseo, en silencio, para explorar la naturaleza a su alrededor mediante todos sus sentidos. Grados: Todas las edadesDuración: 30 minutos Recursos Relacionados de IHE: Dos Manzanas

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Resources: Cast your Vote

Emite tu voto

Los estudiantes aprenden sobre el “costo oculto” en los productos que utilizan de manera cotidiana y ponen en práctica sus valores al “votar” o elegir alternativas a los productos que compran regularmente Grados: 6 en adelanteDuración: 60-90 minutes Recursos Relacionados de IHE: Be a C.R.I.T.I.C, True Price

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