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Fable for Tomorrow and Today -- Rachel Carson's Silent Spring
Students read Rachel Carson's "Silent Spring". They identify their beliefs about the environment while reading the story. They discuss and write about those beliefs and realize how one person can have an impact on the world.
9th - 12th Language Arts 8 Views 21 Downloads
In this famous person instructional activity, students read a passage about Rachel Carson and then complete a variety of in-class and homework activities to support comprehension, including partner interviews, spelling, cloze, synonym matches, and scrambled sentences.
4th - 8th Language Arts 8 Views 52 Downloads
The impact of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring on the environmental movement is the subject of a podcast the class members listen to as they walk outside the classroom. Upon their return, they identify and discuss Carson’s motivations and contributions to environmentalism.
5th Science 3 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Conservation in Action
Young scholars research the life and works of Rachel Carson. In this conservation lesson, students discuss environmental protection and why protection of wildlife is important. Young scholars read a Rachel Carson Fact Sheet and work in groups to create a poster or presentation.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 11 Downloads
Water Creative Writing
Learners 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.
10th - 12th Science 3 Views 17 Downloads
Environmental Health Hazards and Children
Students are introduced to the environmental hazards their community is facing. In groups, they develop a list of the ways humans have changed the Earth and how these changes have lead to environmental hazards. They record their observations on what types of pollution they see during a week and graph the results.
4th - 5th Health 3 Views 16 Downloads
Champions Of The Land
Students write an abstract of a book concerning conservation. In this environmental activism lesson, students explore books such as Silent Spring by Rachel Carson. Students choose a book about conservation from a suggested book list and then compose an abstract explaining what the book is about.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 3 Downloads
Reading About Estuaries
Students practice their reading skills by reading information about estuaries. As a class, they discuss what they read and answer discussion questions. As they read, they use the right hand column of their paper to write down any words or phrases they are unfamiliar with and work with their partner to determine its meaning.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
"Anything We Love Can Be Saved" -- A Contemporary
Students compare authors Rachel Carson and Mary Eliza Church Terrell. They read an introduction by Alice Walker and summarize the main points. They also identify the language she uses to persuade readers. They write their own activist writing to complete the lesson.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
Students identify and analyze the boundaries which exist between urban and rural, wildness and country and among rural areas, country, town, and city. Students actively participate in planning, obtaining materials, setting goals and objectives, whether individually, in small groups, or whole-class.
5th - 6th Science 3 Views 3 Downloads
Splish, Splash, I was Takin' a Bath!
Students explore the causes of water pollution and its effects on the environment through the use of models and scientific investigation. In the accompanying activities, they investigate filtration and aeration processes as they are used for removing pollutants from water.
3rd - 5th Science 6 Views 20 Downloads
Students experiment with carrot parts and soil to observe decomposition. In this decomposition instructional activity, students examine what occurs as food decomposes. Students make hypotheses and record observations. Students discuss the effects of variables on their experiments.
6th - 8th Science 6 Views 12 Downloads