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"The Lorax"- An Environmental Issue
Young scholars create a solution to an environmental problem. In this environmental protection lesson, students watch The Lorax and write down all the environmental issues they see. Young scholars discuss the issues and are then assigned an area or problem to develop a solution for. Students present their solution.
Being Responsible for Earth
Eighth graders explore the characteristics of responsibility. In this character lesson, 8th graders complete a self-evaluation. Students view a responsibility video. Students write a newspaper article on selected environmental issue.
Environmental Rhyme and Reason
Students employ poetry as a medium to relay information and express views about significant environmental issues that exist today and to assess their effects on The State of the Planet as we enter the next millennium.
Land Use and Lawmaking in California
Students investigate the laws of using land. In this California Government lesson, students examine the many uses of land in California and find an environmental issue they care about. Students write a letter to a politician based on their issue.
Extend the Earth Day Learning With "The Wump World"
By using the book "The Wump World," students can discuss environmental issues and extend the Earth Day experience.
Canada and Global Issues
Students explore the environmental issues of Canada. In this Canadian environment lesson, students read and article about Canada's environmental issues. Students develop questions and research to find more information. Students write summaries of their information and share with classmates.
TE Lesson: I've Got Issues!
Students study environmental issues from different perspectives. They look at the issues from the view of both preservationists and conservationists as they identify themselves with one group or the other. They determine how teamwork plays a role in engineering.
Seventh graders summarize a newspaper article. For this writing lesson students choose a newspaper article about an environmental issue. The students summarize the article and devise a solution to the environmental issue.
Students criticially read an unfinished creative writing piece, answer factual questions concerning the piece, and then finish the story or create their own story about their own neigborhood and possible environmental issues.
Considering U.S. Policy
Students explore policies regarding environmental issues. In this global issues activity, students research the linked Internet sources to investigate governmental policies to decrease environmental issues.
Students discuss the importance of recycling and preventing pollution. In groups, they complete mini-studies on various environmental issues and evaluate different consumer products. They use global warming data to determine the importance of the problem and work together to solve problems related to water conservation. To end the lesson, they develop their own environmental responsibility statement.
"A Generation That Cares?" The Environment and You
Students research environmental issues through various Internet sites. In this technology-based lesson, students write a one page summary of the research they have done on an environmental issue. Students use the Internet sites included in this lesson plan.
Students explore the issues that influence our environment and research ways to decrease the negative impact that humans have on the environment. Misconceptions about environmental issues are addressed in this activity.
The students recall events from Dr. Seuss' story The Lorax and make connections to environmental issues affecting their lives. They are expected to reflect on the facts of the story and respond verbally stating the inferences they made in order to devise alternative endings or possible solutions. Students make judgments and begin to observe positive actions that will preserve the condition of the earth.
Students investigate famous environmentalists. In this historical activity, students use a time line to identify the accomplishments of various environmentalists. Students research and identify one environmental issue they would like to solve.
Students analyze the mechanisms for generating ocean currents, temperature, and deep ocean circulation. They are able to assess the formation and breaking of waves and their effect on shorelines, particularly the North Carolina coast. Students evaluate environmental issues and solutions for North Carolina's wetland, inland, and tidal environments.
Environmental Issues And Energy Alternatives Crossword
In this environmental issues worksheet, students solve 16 clues focusing on the forms of renewable and non-renewable energy, global warming and acid rain.
Eighth graders examine how sustainable development affects issues in the economy and environment. For this sustainable development lesson students answer questions and discuss the social and environmental issues.
Environmental Quality in Our Own Backyard
Learners research an environmental issue and decide on a course of action. They write a reseach paper and present an oral presentation based on the research.
Ins and Outs of Global Cycles
Eleventh graders focus on a real-world environmental issue as a means of integrating their acquired knowledge about the cycling of matter and the global connections linking various systems of the biosphere.