How Should the Federal Government Spend Our Money?
This lesson plan connects intergenerational justice with the federal budget.
Wangari Maathai & Deforestation
This lesson introduces African environmentalist Wangari Maathai and links deforestation with the concepts of governance, poverty, and income opportunities for women in Kenya.
Redlining & Environmental Racism
This lesson plan connects redlining with current issues of environmental and racial justice.
Earth’s Vital Signs: An Exploration
This lesson is an exploration of climate change data, including greenhouse gases, global temperature, ice melt, and sea level rise.
Cities, Trees & Inequality
This lesson is about the distribution and density of trees in urban areas and how that relates to environmental justice.
“Pale Blue Dot, We Will Fail You Not”: A Poetry Lesson
In this lesson, students will analyze Amanda Gorman's poem "Earthrise" and write their own poetry.
Write Your Own Ekphrastic Poem
This lesson features powerful imagery from the climate crisis.
Is This Greenwashing?
In this lesson, students learn about greenwashing, watch a series of videos, and write a paragraph arguing if an advertisement is greenwashing or not.
What’s the Worst Impact of Climate Change?
In this lesson, students learn about climate change, choose one impact of climate change, and write a claim-evidence-reasoning paragraph explaining why they believe it is the worst impact of climate change.
The Carbon Footprint of Food
This lesson shows that different foods have different environmental impacts.
Calculate Your Own Carbon Footprint
In this lesson, students calculate their own carbon footprint using Peter Kalmus's methodology in his book Being the Change: Live Well and Spark a Climate Revolution.
So How Should We Get There?
This lesson features a comparison of different travel options from New York City to six other cities.
What’s the Best Solution to Climate Change?
In this lesson, students learn about climate change, choose one solution to climate change, and write a claim-evidence-reasoning paragraph explaining why they believe it is the best solution to climate change.
One-Two Punch: Extreme Rainfall and Sea Level Rise in New Jersey
In this lesson, students explore increased precipitation and sea level rise in New Jersey and advocate for a climate adaptation strategy.
Electric Bikes or Electric Cars?
In this lesson, students conduct research on electric bicycles and electric cars, choose one of these technologies, and create a video promoting its use as a climate solution.
Climate Change and Public Health
In this lesson, students explore how climate change is impacting public health in New Jersey, understand the difference between climate mitigation and climate adaptation, and create a video advocating for a climate adaptation strategy related to public health in New Jersey.
Redlining, Tree Equity, and Environmental Racism
In this lesson, students learn how redlining connects to tree equity and racial justice.
What's the Worst Impact of Climate Change in New Jersey?
In this lesson, students choose one impact of climate change affecting New Jersey and write a claim-evidence-reasoning (CER) paragraph.
Hip-Hop and Climate Change
In this lesson, students explore the intersection of music and climate change and create their own original rap songs.
A Look at Cancer Alley, Louisiana
In this lesson, students explore an interactive map, learn about Cancer Alley, and take concrete action to address environmental injustice.