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The Nashua River serves as the focal point of an investigation of the treatment of and care for natural resources. A reading of A River Rand Wild: An Environmental History by Lynne Cherry, launches the study and class members consider how groups and events impacted the river. Guided by the Project Citizen book, groups identify existing policies, develop an action plan, and draft a persuasive letter to protest pollution of the Nashua River.
Which environmental policies would your class recommend? Find out through this lesson on climate change and government policy. Through an NPR podcast and an article, learners analyze past and present policy, as well as global risk. Individuals write and send letters advocating their policy beliefs. You can adjust the lesson so that learners come up with ideas for a 2009 climate conference, and includes specific "Gale Library" research tools which can be found elsewhere.
Young writers craft letters to the government stating their opinion on different topics. They pick an environmental or ocean issue, research it, and craft their formal persuasive letter. Ensure your learners include supporting facts and details and provide them with a rubric before they begin writing.
In this United States history and government standardized test practice worksheet, students respond to 50 multiple choice questions, 2 essay prompts, and 14 short answer questions that require them to review their knowledge of history and government in the United States.
Discover the environmental and economic impact of global warming. After reading an article, emerging environmentalists identify how different countries are responding to the Kyoto Protocol. They research emission laws and write a news article from the perspective of a delegate who is attending the Kyoto Protocol conference in Buenos Aires.