Infuse giving into academics

Infuse giving into academics
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Plastic bags are everywhere!

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Plastic bags are everywhere!
We all know plastic bags are bad for the environment. Help your students create a solution!
 
In this lesson and project students investigate the negative impact of plastics on the environment and use engineering, problem-solving, creativity, and communication while designing a reusable shopping bag out of an old T-shirt. Share your #ToteChallenge lesson and service-learning project pics on Twitter and Facebook with @LearningtoGive as you #Teach1 for #EarthDay2018! 

1,700 lessons to inspire and equip K-12 students to use their hearts and minds to impact their world and themselves

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This is Philanthropy and Service

1,700 lessons to inspire and equip K-12 students to use their hearts and minds to impact their world and themselves

You don’t have to adopt a new curriculum. Simply replace one of your current lessons with a standards-aligned lesson infused with philanthropy. Come back again to find lessons about civil society, giving time and talent, issues kids care about, justice, and stewardship.  

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    Tote Challenge
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    #ToteChallenge: Students investigate the problems caused by plastic shopping bags, then propose solutions they can take to address the problems.

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    Lunchroom Recycling Plan
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    Students organize and implement a school-based recycling plan based on a one-day lunchroom waste audit.

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    Quiet Contamination of Our Waters
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    Students learn about the toxic ingredients in personal care products and take action to protect local waterways from the effects of the chemicals.

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    Beneficial Bees
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    Students explore bees as pollinators and learn about reasons their population numbers have been declining in recent years.  They write a letter or create a handout to teach others how to help bees through planting native species.

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    Be the Change: Environment
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    Students learn facts about water availability in the world and compare water resources. Through a hands-on activity, they explore the concept of water contaminants. They discuss the importance of protecting the water supply and conserving water.

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    Environment: Sustaining Our World (6-8)
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    This lesson raises the learners’ awareness of water quality, water treatment, and responsible management of water resources around the world. Learners explore the issue of safe water accessibility and discuss responsibilities of a global citizen to assure all people have safe drinking water.

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    Watershed S.O.S. (Saving Our Sources)
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    The purpose of the lesson is to learn about the uses of water, the water cycle, and to discuss the importance of water as a finite resource.  A further purpose is to discuss why being good stewards of this resource is acting for the common good.

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    Water Makes Our World Go 'Round
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    Learners will identify the uses of water and understand its importance to our world.

Give up Plastic Bags for Earth Day '18 with the #ToteChallenge!

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Give up Plastic Bags for Earth Day '18 with the #ToteChallenge!

We know plastic bags are bad for the environment, why not take on the #ToteChallenge and empower your students to do something about it?
After a powerful lesson around the issues and usage of plastic bags, students will use engineering, problem-solving, creativity, and communication while designing a reusable shopping bag out of an old T-shirt.
Together we can make the world a better place, one T-shirt tote at a time! 

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