Conservation Issues Teacher Resources
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Don't Let the Earth Down
Although recycling is definitely beneficial, reducing our waste and conserving our natural resources should really be the focus of environmentalists. Encourage the future generation to create a public service announcement about a conservation issue that they feel strongly about.
5th - 9th Science 29 Views 136 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Don't Let the Earth Down
Writing a persuasive argument starts with a clear thesis. Using this resource, your class will write a persuasive paper on a conservation issue. They will then transform their argument into a 30-second public service announcement. If your class doesn't have access to video and editing software, they can present their announcement in front of the class.
5th - 12th Science 14 Views 406 Downloads
How Do We Balance Environmental Conservation with Human Needs?
Students role play a meeting between conservation biologists and local representatives who want to advance the livelihood of local population. For this history lesson, students research the necessities and conservation issues of given regions.
9th - 10th Social Studies & History 3 Views 14 Downloads
New Review A New Bedford Voyage!
A thorough set of activities, articles, and reference material can enlighten your class about the history of whaling in New England. Kids travel back to a time when whale products were valuable and hunting whales was a way to help the blooming American economy.
5th - 7th Social Studies & History 4 Views 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable
Preservation is Important? Says Who?
Students watch a video interview about the life/work of Mark Olson, explain how Olson's cultural and life experiences influence his perceptions of plants and plant study, and analyze and share news articles to identify differing environmental perspectiv
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
Identify Purposes of Tribal Government
Sixth graders identify and compare the responsibilities and powers of tribal government offices for two reservations. In this tribal government lesson plan, 6th graders research tribal governments and fill out a comparison chart.
6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 10 Downloads
Exploring Values Towards Conservation
Students read First Nation story, identify values expressed in it and discuss how those values relate to conservation issues faced today. Students then seek out stories relevant to climate change from their own Elders and respected community members, and create presentations to share their stories.
8th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 15 Downloads
What is Happening to Our Water?
Students compare and contrast Wisconsin's water resources to that of Puerto Rico. They research books about islands, particularly the Puerto Rican islands. Student view illustrations of island ecology. They discuss the illustrations and compare them to the Wisconsin ecology.
2nd - 3rd Science 3 Views 12 Downloads
Students explore physical education by researching biology. In this survival techniques instructional activity, students discuss the methods turtles use to survive dangerous encounters and conduct a sea turtle role play exercise. Students identify the life cycle by utilizing the Internet.
1st - 3rd Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 11 Downloads
Great Barrier Reef
Young scholars explain the importance of coral reefs and the threats to reefs' conservation. Through the process of gathering geographic information about a place (in this case, the Great Barrier Reef), students explore how a "geographic focus" can sharpen their insights about a conservation issue.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 21 Downloads
How Big is the Ocean?
Let this sink in: oceans cover more than 70% of the planet! This video teaches many facts about the ocean using creative graphs to convey the vastness of its features. The ocean contains the longest mountain chain, the tallest mountain, the deepest canyon, the tallest waterfall, and the greatest numbers and variety of species.
5 mins 5th - 12th Science 45 Views 49 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Arctic Animals
Discover the coldest animals in the world with a instructional activity about the Arctic habitat. Kids use a glossary and information sheet about animals found in the Arctic Circle to complete several activities, including tracking the lemming population, experimenting with salt and freezing water, and investigating the differences between Arctic animals and Antarctic animals.
4th - 8th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
The African Savanna
Are you thinking about taking your class to the local zoo? Kids of all ages love visiting exotic animals in order to learn about biodiversity, habitat, and animal adaptations. Here is a 44-page activity guide that provides educators with a wide variety of pre-trip activities intended to enhance the overall field trip experience.
1st - 5th Science 32 Views 25 Downloads
The Survival of the Sea Turtle
Sea turtles face a lot of adversity: storms, predators on land and in the sea, and eggs that don't hatch, but the biggest threat to these magnificent and ancient creatures is human activity. From poaching to pollution, from trash to recreation, people have caused the survival rate of sea turtles to plummet.
4 mins 7th - 12th Science 5 Views 3 Downloads
Learners read and create cartoons that are based on endangered and threatened species. The lesson plan is packed with terrific student handouts, including some very good cartoons that are based on conservation and animal issues. The instructions given for student-created cartoons are clear and concise.
3rd Science 7 Views 8 Downloads
Third graders read and create cartoons about endangered and threatened species of plants. Pupils are split up into groups. They each consider a conservation cartoon and attempt to decipher its meaning. They must decide if they agree or disagree with the author's message.
3rd Science 5 Views 6 Downloads