It’s important for learners of all ages to understand that animals are living, feeling beings. This lesson encourages children to think about animals and animal welfare particularly as it applies to pets. It will help them understand that animals need and want...
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Unit: Pet Care and Safety
Unit: Community Clean-Up
Students learn about the goals of Earth Day and identify areas in town that need clean-up or planting. They plan a day of service.
Adapt this one-period lesson plan for any grade level and follow it with a simple and powerful service project...
Unit: Earth Connections
The purpose of this lesson is for students to continue to explore the Native-American traditional beliefs of Mother Earth through contemporary Native American writers and to express this concept through Haiku and visual art.
Unit: Sharing Our World
Using technology, students will work in a cooperative team to explore the effects of industrialization on wildlife.
Through a variety of literature, students will develop an understanding and awareness of the many types of wildlife that coexist with people in and around an urban area. Students will gain knowledge of how they can be instrumental in maintaining a healthy environment for humans and wildlife that...
By participating in a service-learning project, students will gain a greater understanding of what it means to serve for the Common Good. After learning about City Wildlife and their struggle in coexistence with humans, students will take action that will benefit our neighboring animals.
Students will listen to two stories, and compare and contrast the activities of the main characters. As a final piece, students reflect by writing an answer to some essential questions: What does it mean to be a philanthropist? What does it mean to be an environmentalist? What does...
The purpose of this lesson is to help students to better understand life in emerging nations and to investigate the needs of selected countries.
Unit: This I Can Do!
This lesson will familiarize students with the concept of stewardship and the practice of that stewardship by problem-solving what an individual or group can do to take care of our natural environment. While written for a Catholic Elementary School, this lesson may be easily adapted...
The purpose of this lesson is to give students a chance to investigate the effects of dams on the ecosystem of a region (the long-term effects that are not anticipated).