Lesson Plans

SubjectToClimate
Grades 9-12
75 mins
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How Should the Federal Government Spend Our Money?

This lesson plan connects intergenerational justice with the federal budget.

Topics: Government, National Economy
Subjects: Civics, Social Studies
Types: Articles and Websites, Charts, Graphs, and Tables, Lesson Plans, Videos
SubjectToClimate
Grades 6-8
80 mins
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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.

Topic: Physical Geography
Subjects: Geography, Social Studies
Types: Articles and Websites, Interactive Media, Lesson Plans, Videos
SubjectToClimate
Grades 3-5
50 mins
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What Is a Green Space? (Green Spaces #1)

This lesson introduces the idea of green spaces to students.

Topics: Fiction, Physical Geography
Subjects: English Language Arts, Geography, Social Studies
Types: Interactive Media, Lesson Plans, Projects, Videos
Green Spaces Unit
SubjectToClimate
Grades 3-5
45 mins
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Disappearing Green Spaces & Environmental Justice (Green Spaces #2)

This lesson explores the benefits of green spaces, how green spaces are disappearing, and how the disappearance of green spaces relates to environmental justice.

Topic: Physical Geography
Subjects: Geography, Social Studies
Types: Activity - Classroom, Charts, Graphs, and Tables, Lesson Plans, Videos
Green Spaces Unit
SubjectToClimate
Grades 3-5
55 mins
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Indigenous Communities and the Environment (Green Spaces #3)

This lesson connects Indigenous communities with the natural environment.

Topics: Nonfiction, Physical Geography
Subjects: English Language Arts, Geography, Social Studies
Types: Activity - Classroom, Articles and Websites, Lesson Plans, Videos
Green Spaces Unit
SubjectToClimate
Grades 3-5
45 mins
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With and Without Green Spaces (Green Spaces #4)

This lesson asks students to consider how their communities would look and feel with and without green spaces.

Topics: Fiction, Physical Geography
Subjects: English Language Arts, Geography, Social Studies
Types: Activity - Classroom, Articles and Websites, Games, Lesson Plans, Videos
Green Spaces Unit
SubjectToClimate
Grades 3-5
45 mins
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What Can We Do About Green Spaces? (Green Spaces #5)

This lesson explores ways in which students can address environmental injustice, looking at disparities between two California cities.

Topic: Physical Geography
Subjects: Geography, Social Studies
Types: Interactive Media, Lesson Plans, Videos
Green Spaces Unit
SubjectToClimate
Grades 3-5
45 mins
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Transforming Knowledge Into Power (Green Spaces #6)

In this final lesson in the green spaces unit, students will use their knowledge to take action.

Topic: Citizenship
Subjects: Civics, Social Studies
Types: Lesson Plans, Projects
Green Spaces Unit
SubjectToClimate
Grades 3-5
45 mins
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Introduction to Air Quality (Air Quality #1)

This lesson introduces students to air quality.

Topic: Fiction
Subject: English Language Arts
Types: Activity - Classroom, Ebooks, Lesson Plans, Videos
Air Quality Unit
SubjectToClimate
Grades 3-5
45 mins
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How Can Air Pollution Affect Our Bodies? (Air Quality #2)

In this lesson, students learn how to analyze characters in stories, reread Why Is Coco Orange?, and complete a journal entry.

Topic: Fiction
Subjects: English Language Arts, Health
Types: Activity - Classroom, Ebooks, Lesson Plans, Videos
Air Quality Unit
SubjectToClimate
Grades 3-5
60 mins
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The Air Quality Index and Particle Pollution (Air Quality #3)

In this lesson, students learn about particle pollution, motivated by an example in Los Angeles.

Topics: Expository Writing, Physical Geography
Subjects: English Language Arts, Geography, Health, Social Studies
Types: Activity - Classroom, Ebooks, Games, Interactive Media, Lesson Plans, Videos
Air Quality Unit
SubjectToClimate
Grades 3-5
50 mins
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Air Quality and Environmental Justice (Air Quality #4)

In this lesson, students connect air quality with environmental justice.

Topics: Human Geography, Vocabulary
Subjects: English Language Arts, Geography, Social Studies
Types: Activity - Classroom, Charts, Graphs, and Tables, Lesson Plans, Videos
Air Quality Unit
SubjectToClimate
Grades 3-5
90 mins
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The No Idling Campaign (Air Quality #5)

In this lesson, students learn about vehicle idling, gather and interpret data, and take action at their school.

Topics: Air Pollution, Citizenship
Subjects: Civics, Earth and Space Sciences, Science, Social Studies
Types: Activity - Classroom, Lesson Plans, Videos
Air Quality Unit
SubjectToClimate
Grades 3-5
45 mins
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Introduction to Renewable Energy (Renewable Energy #1)

In this lesson, students learn about renewable and nonrenewable sources, ways they use energy, and ways to conserve energy.

Topic: Climate Change
Subjects: Earth and Space Sciences, Science
Types: Activity - Classroom, Articles and Websites, Lesson Plans, Videos
Renewable Energy Unit
SubjectToClimate
Grades 3-5
55 mins
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How Can We Conserve Energy? (Renewable Energy #2)

In this lesson, students reflect on their personal energy use, make a bar graph to analyze data from the class, and create a conservation poster for display.

Topics: Climate Change, Graphing
Subjects: Earth and Space Sciences, Mathematics, Science
Types: Lesson Plans, Projects
Renewable Energy Unit
SubjectToClimate
Grades 3-5
55 mins
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What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Energy Resources? (Renewable Energy #3)

This lesson introduces students to renewable and nonrenewable energy resources.

Topics: Climate Change, Nonfiction
Subjects: Earth and Space Sciences, English Language Arts, Science
Types: Ebooks, Lesson Plans, Projects, Videos
Renewable Energy Unit
SubjectToClimate
Grades 3-5
70 mins
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How Does Renewable Energy Work? (Renewable Energy #4)

In this lesson, students learn the story of William Kamkwamba, build their own renewable-powered project, and share their project with the broader school community.

Topic: Energy
Subjects: Physics, Science
Types: Activity - Classroom, Lesson Plans, Projects, Videos
Renewable Energy Unit
SubjectToClimate
Grades 3-5
55 mins
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Renewable Energy Around the World (Renewable Energy #5)

In this lesson, students analyze how much renewable energy is used around the world.

Topics: Climate Change, Physical Geography
Subjects: Earth and Space Sciences, Geography, Science, Social Studies
Types: Interactive Media, Lesson Plans, Videos
Renewable Energy Unit
SubjectToClimate
Grades 3-5
60 mins
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How Can We Encourage Our Community to Use More Renewables? (Renewable Energy #6)

In this lesson, students advocate for renewable energy in their schools and communities, motivated by the success of Santa Monica, California students.

Topics: Citizenship, Climate Change
Subjects: Civics, Earth and Space Sciences, Science, Social Studies
Types: Lesson Plans, Videos
Renewable Energy Unit
SubjectToClimate
Grades 3-5
60 mins
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Renewable and Nonrenewable Energy (Art for the Earth #1)

In this lesson, students discuss and evaluate artwork by Jill Pelto, investigate renewable and nonrenewable energy, and demonstrate their learning through writing or drawing.

Topics: Climate Change, Persuasive Writing, Visual Art Analysis
Subjects: Earth and Space Sciences, Science, Visual and Performing Arts
Types: Articles and Websites, Artwork, Ebooks, Lesson Plans
Art for the Earth Unit
SubjectToClimate
Grades 3-5
60 mins
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Deforestation and Habitat Destruction (Art for the Earth #2)

In this lesson, students learn about deforestation, analyze paintings featuring deforestation themes, and then have the choice to learn about Wangari Maathai or design a climate action plan related to deforestation.

Topics: Climate Change, Visual Art Analysis
Subjects: Earth and Space Sciences, Science, Visual and Performing Arts
Types: Artwork, Lesson Plans, Videos
Art for the Earth Unit
SubjectToClimate
Grades 3-5
60 mins
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Plastic World (Art for the Earth #3)

In this lesson, students view images of plastic pollution around the world, watch a video on plastic pollution, and analyze artwork about plastic pollution.

Topics: Climate Change, Visual Art Analysis
Subjects: Earth and Space Sciences, Science, Visual and Performing Arts
Types: Artwork, Lesson Plans, Videos
Art for the Earth Unit
SubjectToClimate
Grades 3-5
60 mins
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What Can YOUth Do? (Art for the Earth #4)

In this lesson, students learn about youth activists around the world, choose an environmental campaign, and collect data to support their campaign.

Topics: Citizenship, Climate Change
Subjects: Civics, Earth and Space Sciences, Science, Social Studies
Types: Activity - Classroom, Articles and Websites, Interactive Media, Lesson Plans, Videos
Art for the Earth Unit
SubjectToClimate
Grades 3-5
60 mins
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Data Review and Action Plan (Art for the Earth #5)

In this lesson, students analyze data, create line graphs, conduct research, and plan their data art project.

Topics: Climate Change, Graphing, Visual Art Analysis
Subjects: Earth and Space Sciences, Mathematics, Science, Visual and Performing Arts
Types: Articles and Websites, Artwork, Lesson Plans
Art for the Earth Unit
SubjectToClimate
Grades 3-5
60 mins
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Create and Evaluate (Art for the Earth #6)

In this lesson, students learn watercolor techniques, identify their target audience and create a rubric, and complete their artwork.

Topics: Climate Change, Painting
Subjects: Earth and Space Sciences, Science, Visual and Performing Arts
Types: Articles and Websites, Artwork, Lesson Plans, Projects, Videos
Art for the Earth Unit
SubjectToClimate
Grades 3-5
45 mins
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What Are Carbon Emissions? (Green Transportation #1)

This lesson introduces carbon emissions and the idea of carbon and ecological footprints to students.

Topic: Climate Change
Subjects: Earth and Space Sciences, Science
Types: Interactive Media, Lesson Plans, Videos
Green Transportation Unit
SubjectToClimate
Grades 3-5
50 mins
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Emissions by Mode of Transportation (Green Transportation #2)

In this lesson, students compare and contrast emissions from different modes of transportation and explore the concept of transportation planning.

Topics: Arithmetic Operations, Climate Change
Subjects: Earth and Space Sciences, Mathematics, Science
Types: Charts, Graphs, and Tables, Lesson Plans, Videos
Green Transportation Unit
SubjectToClimate
Grades 3-5
50 mins
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Into the Mind of a Transportation Planner (Green Transportation #3)

This lesson explores different transit systems around the world and unpacks the decision-making process behind transportation planning.

Topic: Human Geography
Subjects: Geography, Social Studies
Types: Activity - Classroom, Articles and Websites, Interactive Media, Lesson Plans
Green Transportation Unit
SubjectToClimate
Grades 3-5
55 mins
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Understanding the Power of Media (Green Transportation #4)

This lesson promotes students' understanding of the power and influence of the media.

Topic: Media Literacy
Subject: English Language Arts
Types: Lesson Plans, Projects, Videos
Green Transportation Unit
SubjectToClimate
Grades 3-5
55 mins
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Metro Campaign Creation Time (Green Transportation #5)

In this lesson, students explore critical media literacy and begin creating their advertisements.

Topic: Media Literacy
Subject: English Language Arts
Types: Lesson Plans, Projects, Videos
Green Transportation Unit
SubjectToClimate
Grades 3-5
55 mins
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Metro Campaign Presentations (Green Transportation #6)

This lesson features the final advertisement presentations and provides students with the opportunity to think about how to use these projects to make an impact in real life.

Topic: Public Speaking
Subject: English Language Arts
Types: Articles and Websites, Lesson Plans, Videos
Green Transportation Unit
SubjectToClimate
Grades 6-8
80 mins
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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.

Topics: American History: 1865-Present, Human Geography
Subjects: Geography, History, Social Studies
Types: Articles and Websites, Charts, Graphs, and Tables, Lesson Plans, Videos
SubjectToClimate
Grades 3-5
30 mins
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Energy Research and Writing

In this activity, students research and write about the pros and cons of different energy types.

Topics: Expository Writing, Research
Subject: English Language Arts
Types: None, Worksheets