Environmental Issues Teacher Resources
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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.
6th - 8th 21st Century Skills
Earth Day: a Look Into the World Around Us
Students develop an artwork made entirely out of recycled materials to exhibit during an Earth Day celebration. They participate in a lecture discussion on the history of Earth Day and environmental issues, do internet research on a particular issue, then create their artwork reflecting ideas about that issue.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
"The Lorax"- An Environmental Issue
Students create a solution to an environmental problem. In this environmental protection lesson plan, students watch The Lorax and write down all the environmental issues they see. Students discuss the issues and are then assigned an area or problem to develop a solution for.
5th - 6th Science
What a fantastic resource to guide youngsters in persuasive letter writing. They read a brief letter to the editor and answer question about the author's purpose, word choice, and structure. Next, scholars draft their own letter by gathering facts and opinions about the environmental issue from the example letter.
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
"A Generation That Cares?" The Environment and You
Students research environmental issues through various Internet sites. In this technology-based lesson plan, 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.
3rd - 6th 21st Century Skills
T-shirts for Change
Can school children change the world? With a social or environmental issue in mind, 5th graders use what they know about advertising media to make t-shirts that have something to say. They research the issue they'd like to focus on, watch a film, and discuss advertising techniques.
5th Visual & Performing Arts
Meet a Naturalist: Researching, Writing, Interviewing
Young scholars reach out into the community and learn about different environmental science careers in this inquiry-based lesson. Beginning with a short research assignment, children gain background knowledge about different environmental professions before contacting and interviewing local naturalists.
2nd - 5th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Global and Environmental Issues: The Effects of a Changing Earth on Animals
Third graders research animal habitats. In this environmental instructional activity, 3rd graders discover how animals adapt to environmental changes. After researching animals using the Internet, students construct a research paper.
The Video Project
While the guidelines provided for this project—choose an environmental issue, research it, and design a video regarding the topics—are fairly straightforward, the resource is best utilized for its included rubric. This could be a good starting point to begin a video project on a variety of other educational topics.
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
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.
2nd - 5th Social Studies & History