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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
A River Ran Wild: An Environmental History
The Nashua River serves as the focal point of an investigation of the treatment of and care for natural resources. A reading of A River Rand Wild: An Environmental History by Lynne Cherry, launches the study and class members consider...
11th - 12th English Language Arts
Environmental Town And Polluted Town
Students create collages of an environmentally friendly city and a city that promotes pollution. They create a town, including: roadways, river, lake, or other large body of water, and sky reflecting environmental conditions of the...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
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
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
Environmental Health Impromptu Talk
Students learn the criteria for and create the framework of an impromptu speech about an environmental health issue that is especially important to them. Students write a speech about an environmental health problem based on the material...
9th - 11th English Language Arts
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
Water Contamination Challenge
Students play a game to analyze further the effects of water contamination. For this environmental concerns lesson, students play an online game about water contamination and may visit the additional links to further their studies on the...
8th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History