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Environmental Governance Teacher Resources
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What's better than talking about water quality issues in your hometown? Doing something about it! Scholars come up with a community action plan to take care of a local environmental issue having to do with the water supply. They determine the problem, come up with a plan, implement the idea, and evaluate the success as a group. Make this a more engaging activity by inviting local policy-makers and environmental activists to speak to learners in order to excite them about their quest. Consider incorporating marketing and graphic design into the activity, and be sure to examine other similar community service days as examples.
This complete and full resource includes everything needed to conduct a lesson on the environmental impact of large dams in India. Background information, handouts, answer keys, and web links are all there to help you educate your class on human interactions and their impact on the environment.
Develop an environmental case study! Elementary learners discover how a case study is used as an analysis tool. The goal of this activity is to show pupils how techniques of persuasion (including background, supporting evidence, storytelling, and call to action) are used to develop an argument for or against a topic. The example they look at is the developing acid rain problem in New York's Adirondack Mountains.
This resource is amazing. It is a full project including teacher notes, handouts, procedure, and worksheets. It introduces learners to the GAP project, a social environmental group working to bring irrigation, assistance, and increased agricultural production to areas in need. Learners will evaluate the data provided to determine whether this is a successful endeavor.
Upper graders consider contemporary Chinese economics, political viewpoints, and government. This unit covers a span of several class periods or six days, and engages learners in a variety of skills based activities. They conduct Internet reasearch, engage in discussion groups, create essay outlines, present multimedia presentations, and synthesize and evaluate informational resource. A full appendix is included.
Young scholars red and discuss an example of a biographical essay. They read The Last of the Falling Tide by Car Hiassen, answer factual questions concerning the work, and create their own story about a natural place they are familiar with , and any environmental problems that exist.
Students describe the conditions under which the Constitution was written. They explain the purpose of the first three articles of the Constitution. They represent the three branches of government through a graphic organizer. They identify his/her state senator, governor and local representative and describe how they contribute to the common good.
Students access prior knowledge to list careers working with the environment. In this environmental careers instructional activity, students create a want ad for environmental jobs. Students complete job applications for specific environmental jobs and find the places where these jobs would be available.
Sixth graders locate where the Roman Empire was and what is there now. In this Roman Empire lesson, 6th graders become familiar with the myth of Romulus and Remus. Students gather information about the government of the Roman Empire through video and research sites. Students map where events took place.