Young scholars read several historical folktales and identify and explain examples of symbolism in the folktale. They define civil society and give examples of organizations related to environmental stewardship.
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The Poetry of Robinson Jeffers: Eco-Criticism
Look at Robinson Jeffers' poetry through the lens of environmentalism. Pupils discuss two poems, "The Purse-Seine" and "The Coast-Road," and respond to the included questions. They then compose essays about Jeffers' view of the...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Protecting Wilderness
Would you live in a tree for three years to protect a redwood forest? Viewers of Rainhouse Cinema's Among Giants documentary consider the actions of Earth First! environmental activists who moved into the treetops of a grove of giant...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
New Review An Introduction to Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring
Can pesticides affect humans, even if they don't eat the crops that were sprayed? Silent Spring, Rachel Carson's 1962 work on the environmental effects of DDT, discusses the ways that bioaccumulation creates a path from a dangerous...
3 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Ethics In The Science Classroom - Pine Barrens
Students explain the complexities of environmental decisions, rather than to recreate the actual circumstances and outcome of the original case. They simulate a real environmental case a regarding the Pine Barrens of Long Island, NY.
11th - 12th Science
Shasta Dam: How High is Too High?
Research water use in California, environmental protection laws, and the proposition to raise Shasta Dam by 200 feet. Researchers use their findings to build an argument which will be presented at a mock decision panel. Groups then...
9th - 11th Social Studies & History
History vs. Richard Nixon
Should we remember Richard Nixon only for his abuse of power and the scandal that resulted in the end of his presidency? Here is a fantastic TedEd video illustrating major highlights from Nixon's term as president of the United States,...
6 mins 8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable