The purpose of this lesson is to introduce the concept of the life of a river and pollution through the story A River Ran Wild.
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Learners will study the impact of humans on the environment of a river valley over time and recognize stewardship and the common good in a real life example.
Learners will develop a graphic way of visualizing the concept of a million by utilizing what had happened to the Nashua River due to the dumping of raw sewage in 1962. In the first class period, the learners will be introduced to the concept of a million by creating containers that will hold a...
Unit: Philanthropy and You
A picture book provides a discussion starter about ways we work together to address big issues. Students conduct a needs assessment and start a plan of action to address a small need.
The teacher will introduce the concept of philanthropy and lay the groundwork for the students to participate as philanthropists in the International Coastal Cleanup, a volunteer action for the common good.
To focus on sharing ideas, creating and following through on a plan, and being responsible for one’s role in a group. In addition, River Crossing can have multiple rounds to draw out or focus on key terms. This activity is often used...
Unit: Are You a River Keeper?
This lesson explores the roles of government, nonprofits, businesses/farms and households in responding to water quality issues. Students will review why water is a scarce natural resource, human causes of water pollution, and possible agents of change in...