Duration 
PrintOne 15-minute period plus additional time for completion of individual projects.
Objectives 

The learner will:

  • create a project designed to teach others about global warming.
Materials 
  • A copy of the Global Warming Menu Board for each learner (see Handout One)
  • Various materials as needed for projects
Home Connection 

Invite other students, families and community members to view the completed projects.

Instructions

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  1. Anticipatory Set: Teacher and learners review everything they have learned about global warming. Remind learners that as responsible global citizens, it is our job to share this knowledge with others so that they may become more aware and active. Introduce the idea that they will be completing projects designed to teach others about global warming and that these projects will be shared in some way to be determined later. Ask them to be thinking of ways the class might be able to share their projects with others.

  2. Teacher and learners will go over the menu board together. (see Handout One)

  3. Learners will choose what project they would like to complete.

  4. Learners begin working on their projects.

  5. Sometime while the learners are completing their projects, hold a brainstorming session to come up with ideas on how to share their knowledge and projects with others (peers, families and the community).

  6. After the learners have completed their projects and made a presentation, hold a class reflection forum. Ask the learners to reflect on what project they did and why they choose to do that project. Ask them what they have learned from this, how they feel about the activity. Ask them to think about what more they can do to “spread” the word about global warming.

Assessment 

The teacher will assess the final project completed by each learner or groups of learners.

Cross Curriculum 

Learners will create a project of their choice designed to teach others about global warming, its causes, its effects, and possible solutions.

Philanthropy Framework

  1. Strand PHIL.II Philanthropy and Civil Society
    1. Standard PCS 07. Skills of Civic Engagement
      1. Benchmark E.1 Explore and research issues and present solutions using communication tools.
  2. Strand PHIL.IV Volunteering and Service
    1. Standard VS 01. Needs Assessment
      1. Benchmark E.1 Identify a need in the school, local community, state, nation, or world.
    2. Standard VS 02. Service and Learning
      1. Benchmark E.1 Select a service project based on interests, abilities, and research.
    3. Standard VS 03. Providing Service
      1. Benchmark E.1 Provide a needed service.
      2. Benchmark E.4 Demonstrate the skills needed for the successful performance of the volunteer job.
    4. Standard VS 05. Integrating the Service Experience into Learning
      1. Benchmark E.3 Identify outcomes from the service.