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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Incorporating Inspiration In The Preschool Classroom

Using these strategies can inspire young children to develop a sense of compassion and empathy toward people, animals, and the environment. We can inspire curiosity and compassion by providing role models, examples, encouragement, recognizing and celebrating positive action. Grades: Early Childhood (Pre K-2) Related IHE Resources: Incorporating Curiosity In The Preschool Classroom, Incorporating Compassion In…

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Incorporating Curiosity Into The Preschool Classroom

By incorporating these ten strategies into the preschool classroom, you can create an environment that nurtures curiosity, encourages questions, and promotes a lifelong love for learning. Grades: Early Childhood (Pre K-2) Related IHE Resources: Incorporating Compassion In The Preschool Classroom, Focusing on Inspiration In The Preschool Classroom.

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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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Exploring Nature’s Wonders

This activity helps preschoolers appreciate the beauty of nature and all its small wonders by going on a nature walk and conducting a scavenger hunt to find various elements in the natural world. Grades: Early Childhood (Pre K-2)Time: 45 minutes Related IHE Resources: Wonder Walk, The Wonder Box , Our Wondrous Earth

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Our Ocean Home

This lesson helps students understand the importance of keeping our oceans and beaches clean Grades: Early Childhood (Pre K-2)Time: 30-45 minutes Related IHE Resources: Kindness For All Living Beings, Early Childhood Humane Education Book List

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Kindness for All Living Beings

The purpose of this activity is to teach children the importance of showing love, kindness, and respect towards all living beings, including animals and humans. Grades: Early Childhood (Pre K-2)Time: 45-60 minutes Related IHE Resources: Early Childhood Humane Education Book List, We Fit Together

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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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