Lesson Plans

SubjectToClimate (Oregon adapted)
Grades 6-8
90 mins
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Water Is Life: Living in Reciprocity With Local Waterways (Past, Present, and Future)

In this lesson, students learn about the importance of water to Indigenous Peoples and the need to protect water today.

Topics: Indigenous Peoples' History, Physical Geography
Subjects: Geography, History, Social Studies
Types: Lesson Plans, Videos
SubjectToClimate (Oregon adapted)
Grades 3-5
90 mins
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The (Not So) Great Garbage Patches

In this lesson, students learn about plastic pollution and write a letter to a local official advocating for a solution to plastic pollution.

Topic: Persuasive Writing
Subjects: English Language Arts, Social Studies
Types: Articles and Websites, Charts, Graphs, and Tables, Interactive Media, Lesson Plans, None, Videos
SubjectToClimate (Oregon adapted)
Grades 3-5
100 mins
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Water Is Life: Know Your Local Watershed

In this lesson, students learn how human activities impact watersheds, and what communities can do to keep the watershed healthy.

Topic: Climate Change
Subjects: Earth and Space Sciences, Science
Types: Activity - Classroom, Articles and Websites, Artwork, Charts, Graphs, and Tables, Interactive Media, Lesson Plans, Videos
SubjectToClimate (Oregon adapted)
Grades 6-8
70 mins
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Song Study: Xiuhtezcatl’s “Broken”

In this lesson, students analyze the song “Broken” by Xiuhtezcatl, then create an art project sharing their feelings about the planet's future.

Topics: Indigenous Peoples' History, Language, Vocabulary
Subjects: English Language Arts, History, Social Studies
Types: Lesson Plans, None, Videos
SubjectToClimate (Oregon adapted)
Grades 3-5
75 mins
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Indigenous Foods of Oregon

In this lesson, students learn about the Indigenous first foods of Oregon and discuss the connection between food and climate change.

Topic: Indigenous Peoples' History
Subjects: History, Social Studies
Types: Articles and Websites, Charts, Graphs, and Tables, Interactive Media, Lesson Plans, None, Projects, Videos
SubjectToClimate (Oregon adapted)
Grades 6-8
100 mins
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(Not So) Slow Burn: Teaching Climate Change Through Wildfires

In this lesson, students learn how climate change is making wildfires worse in Oregon and across the globe and create a wildfire solution for prevention or preparation.

Topic: Research
Subjects: Earth and Space Sciences, English Language Arts, Science
Types: Articles and Websites, Charts, Graphs, and Tables, Interactive Media, Lesson Plans, None, Videos
SubjectToClimate (Oregon adapted)
Grades 3-5
135 mins
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Strengthening the Presence of the Indigenous Peoples of Oregon

In this lesson, students learn the distinct ways of Indigenous peoples, how colonization damaged their lands and natural resources, and generate ideas to repair some of the damage.

Topics: Human Geography, Indigenous Peoples' History
Subjects: Geography, History, Social Studies
Types: Articles and Websites, Interactive Media, Lesson Plans, None, Podcasts, Videos
SubjectToClimate (Oregon adapted)
Grades 9-12
135 mins
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Drought and Deschutes Town Hall Simulation

In this lesson, students practice civic engagement by researching and writing a proposal for climate resiliency and scarce water allocation in the Deschutes River Watershed.

Topic: Government
Subjects: Civics, Social Studies
Types: Lesson Plans
SubjectToClimate (Oregon adapted)
Grades 6-8
90 mins
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How Do Wildfires Disproportionately Affect Marginalized Communities?

In this lesson, students will examine the 2020 Almeda Fire in Oregon and explore the disproportionate impacts of wildfires.

Topic: Physical Geography
Subjects: Geography, Social Studies
Types: Articles and Websites, Games, Lesson Plans, None, Videos