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SubjectToClimate, Earthday.org, Learning for a Sustainable Future, NEA, Worldwide Climate and Justice Education Week

Grades

K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subjects

Science, Biology, Earth and Space Sciences

Resource Types

  • Presentation Slides
  • Activity - Classroom
  • Activity - Outdoors

Regional Focus

Global

Format

Google Slides

Earth Month Calendar

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Synopsis
  • This resource is a calendar of activities for Earth Day that students can use to learn about, celebrate, and protect the Earth for the entire month of April.
  • Each day has a theme and highlights various resources and activities for different grade levels.
Teaching Tips

Positives

  • Students will feel inspired by their ability to take daily action to help create a healthier and more sustainable planet.
  • The calendar includes activities for all different grade levels and subjects.

Additional Prerequisites

Differentiation

  • Students can complete the activities in class or as homework.
  • Teachers and students can take the pledge to Make Climate a Class during World Wide Climate Justice and Education Week (April 1-8, 2024), which is linked on slide 2. Teachers can also access additional climate education resources specific to their grade level and subject.
  • Teachers can use any daily theme to challenge students to research the topic and identify additional related resources or activities.
  • If time is limited, teachers can use the calendar as a choice board and let students select a few actions throughout the month.
  • For more Earth Day resources check out SubjectToClimate's Earth Day Guide to find lessons, activities, and games for grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12.
Scientist Notes
This resource is a conglomerate of SubjectToClimate resources collected to celebrate Earth Day all through April. It is filled with scientist-reviewed resources and activities and is recommended for teaching.
Standards
  • Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • MS-ESS3-3 Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment.
      • 5-ESS3-1 Obtain and combine information about ways individual communities use science ideas to protect the Earth’s resources and environment.
      • HS-ESS3-4 Evaluate or refine a technological solution that reduces impacts of human activities on natural systems.
  • College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Standards
    • Dimension 4: Taking Informed Action
      • D4.7.6-8 Assess their individual and collective capacities to take action to address local, regional, and global problems, taking into account a range of possible levers of power, strategies, and potential outcomes.
      • D4.7.K-2 Identify ways to take action to help address local, regional, and global problems.
      • D4.7.3-5 Explain different strategies and approaches students and others could take in working alone and together to address local, regional, and global problems, and predict possible results of their actions.
      • D4.7.9-12 Assess options for individual and collective action to address local, regional, and global problems by engaging in self-reflection, strategy identification, and complex causal reasoning.
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