Students expand their awareness of the earth through the study of some traditional Native American beliefs about the concept of “mother earth.” They will discover their responsibility to protect the earth for the common good through action and advocacy. They will learn about pollution through scientific investigation and how to demonstrate environmental stewardship by protecting the environment through reusing, reducing and recycling.
The purpose of this lesson is for students to explore the concept of the planet earth and our connection to it in the Native American traditional beliefs of “Mother Earth.”
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.
The purpose of this lesson is to begin an investigation of the state of the environment and observe the effects of pollution on it. The students begin to strategize about their responsibility to be environmentalists.
In this lesson, students will understand how reusing, reducing and recycling can save resources and reduce pollution. They will investigate and begin to strategize about what they can do in their school, homes and community to reduce pollution.
The purpose of this lesson is to analyze the data observed in the experiments, compare the results with the students' predictions and draw conclusions about the environment.
The students will investigate what is already being done in their school to reduce pollution. They will create and carry out a service learning plan to enhance this effort.