Anticipatory Set

When you think of the word, "community," you probably think of the town you live in. Not all communities are based on location. A classroom is a community, and so is a group that forms around a shared vision or interest. How did the ideas start that brought together...

These activities and games educate, equip, and empower students to build community, trust, and open communication in the classroom, as well as in the greater community. 


  • This Activity Teaches Problem Solving as a Group. 
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What are the forces in our lives that separate us from the outdoors today, and what can we do to fuel up on the power of nature? In this lesson, students research the benefits of being outside and the human impact on the environment or about environmental justice issues with a local impact.  Then they make a service-learning plan to take action to protect nature and get others outside in nature or to address an enviromental justice issue they've identified.

Students use visual literacy skills to analyze the components and message of an image. The students identify issues that are meaningful to them and create a simple image/message and then design a social media campaign to advocate for their issue. This lesson plan includes some optional elements.