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Students create a solution to an environmental problem. In this environmental protection instructional activity, 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. Students present their solution.
Learners explore the environmental issues of Canada. For this Canadian environment lesson, students read and article about Canada's environmental issues. Learners develop questions and research to find more information. Students write summaries of their information and share with classmates.
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.
Seventh graders summarize a newspaper article. In 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 research environmental issues through various Internet sites. In this technology-based instructional activity, 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.
Eighth graders examine how sustainable development affects issues in the economy and environment.  In this sustainable development lesson students answer questions and discuss the social and environmental issues. 
Students 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.
Students research environmental issues. In this environmental lesson plan, students use the Internet to research an environmental problem and list ten facts about it. Students write a summary of facts.
Young scholars 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.
Young scholars examine nature writing through the reading of Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey.  In this wilderness lesson, students discuss and examine environmental issues and writings. 
Students research an environmental issue and create a Hyper Studio presentation that demonstrates their point of view on their issue.
Students research different perspectives and debate environmental issues. They consider different viewpoints when proposing solutions.
Young scholars locate their local or state legislator's address. They write and send letters to their local and state legislators critiquing their voting record on environmental issues and sharing their own views on these issues.
Third graders research animal habitats. In this environmental lesson, 3rd graders discover how animals adapt to environmental changes. After researching animals using the Internet, students construct a research paper.
Students expand environmental awareness by brainstorming list of environmental issues in the world today, researching issues in small groups, and displaying their work for classmates to see.
Students analyze an environmental issue of local or regional interest and compare and contrast the roles of the individual and the community in responding to the issue. They discuss how values are expressed in environmental issues and write a paragraph on the ideas discussed in class.
For this environmental issues worksheet, students write 5 questions for each topic about environmental issues for another team to answer. Students write 5 questions on PowerPoint.
Students complete a research project over a number of weeks that investigates the decline of a species, land/water use issues, shared environments, and how local habitat issues have an global impact. They look at various sides to solutions for environmental issues. Finally, they propose solutions to a land or water misuse example.
Students, while engaged in a group discussion, collaborate a mini-project on environmental issues at home and/or in the classroom as well as incorporating environmentally related words and expressions within their daily diary writing skills.
Students address four different environmental topics (water issues, the threat of food shortages, human population growth, and global warming) as they watch a film and discuss the future of the earth. In groups, they complete various projects relating to the above issues.