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Author

Earth Warriors Global

Grades

5th, 6th, 7th, 8th

Subjects

Science, Biology, Earth and Space Sciences

Resource Types

  • Lesson Plan
  • Presentation Slides
  • Video, 3 minutes, 40 seconds
  • Video, 1 minutes, 12 seconds, CC
  • Interactive Media
  • Video, 2 minutes, 29 seconds, CC, Subtitles

Regional Focus

Global

Format

Google Docs, Google Slides, PDF, Downloadable MP4/M4V

Earth Warriors Free Pilot Lessons: Ages 8-11

Synopsis
  • This resource provides three lesson plans from the Earth Warriors Curriculum.
  • In Lesson 1, students learn about their role in protecting planet Earth and pledge to become "Earth Warriors."
  • In Lesson 2, students learn about how ice sheets and glaciers are melting as Earth's climate is changing and getting warmer.
  • In Lesson 3, students will think about ways they can take action by raising awareness about an endangered mammal.
Teaching Tips

Positives

  • Students can watch videos and learn from real-life examples of children taking action to prevent climate change.
  • There are activities and additional resources for each lesson, including a song with dance moves and a template for drawing a comic strip. 

Additional Prerequisites

  • Teachers will need a projector or screen to display the presentation slides and videos, unless they are assigned for computer use.
  • Other materials needed include a globe, pencils or markers, an image of an iceberg, flip chart paper, and recycled cardboard. 

Differentiation

  • While these lessons are advertised as being for ages 8-11, they could be used for younger students with very little prior knowledge about climate change.
  • Try the learning activities and additional resources provided to help students dive deeper into each topic and to practice taking action against climate change.
  • Other resources related to this topic include this art activity that encourages recycling, this interactive story about the basics of climate change, and this animated video about climate change.
Scientist Notes
The resource includes lessons for students to gain deep insights on glaciation, climate drivers, and techniques to monitor global climate change impact. It is designed to motivate students to lead in climate action. This resource is ideal for teaching.
Standards
  • 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.
  • Common Core English Language Arts Standards (CCSS.ELA)
    • Speaking & Listening (K-12)
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.6.2 Interpret information presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and explain how it contributes to a topic, text, or issue under study.
  • Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
    • ESS2: Earth's Systems
      • 5-ESS2-1 Develop a model using an example to describe ways the geosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and/or atmosphere interact.
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