Students discuss and brainstorm the need for recycling. They also learn what materials they use are recyclable. They are to start their own recycling center in their school. They promote recycling by using posters and other graphics.
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The Mitten: Michigan's Bottle Bill
Students explore Michigan's Bottle Bill. In this reduce, reuse, and recycle lesson, students gain information about the Bottle Bill and how it was put into law. They participate in a class activity where they choose items from the trash...
6th - 7th Social Studies & History
"In God We Trust": The Camden Man Who Put the Missing Motto on the Dollar Bill
Here is a fascintating lesson which relates how the motto "In God We Trust" came to appear on all US currency. It turns out that a man from Arkansas came up with the idea and petioned his congressman and President Eisenhower himself to...
7th - 12th English Language Arts
Reading Strategies for the Social Studies Class
Word splashes, read-draw-talk-write activities, exhibits. Middle schoolers use the Storypath approach to a unit study of America's concerns during the Cold War and the Cuban Missile Crisis. Teams organize a 21st century world's fair,...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Making Paper: Recycled Art
The advent of paper has made a huge impact on society and we wouldn't be the same without it. This project allows learners to explore and create paper of their own using recycled materials. The how-to is all laid out, just follow the...
Pre-K - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Urban Ecosystems 5: In Defense Of Cities
Students explain that while cities have unattractive features, the density of human life enables energy efficiency, mass transit, recycling, and other benefits which are difficult or impossible in rural areas. This is the fifth in an...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History