Students research and present on the effectiveness of a modern environmental nonprofit of their choosing. They reflect on their personal commitment to addressing environmental issues financially or with action. ...
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Students investigate and share information about environmental organizations to compare and contrast how the three sectors differ in their purposes, goals and achievements.
Students learn how reusing, reducing, and recycling can save resources and reduce pollution.
Using folktales, learners will explain why humankind has an important role as "caretakers of creation" and will analyze the role of civil society in environmental stewardship.
Unit: Save a Drop For Me
Learners will become familiar with business, governmental, nonprofit and/or individual efforts to keep our water supply clean and promote the common good. Through art they will illustrate techniques for water conservation that everyone can use.
Unit: Pollution Solutions
Learners recognize water as a scarce natural resource that is often polluted and made unusable. They research local water sources, describe issues that pollute water, and brainstorm solutions.
Unit: Air Today, Air Tomorrow
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. They examine their own water footprint (water...
Unit: TeachOne for Earth Day
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...
Unit: Grow Involved 6-8
The students learn about environmental stewardship and its importance to the common good by viewing a documentary and/or through print information. Students will decide on and carry out a service project that demonstrates environmental stewardship.