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Author

Greenlife Matters

Grades

3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th

Subjects

Social Studies, Health

Resource Type

  • Videos, 2 minutes, 4 seconds

Regional Focus

Global

Format

YouTube Video

Green Spaces - Good for People, the Community, and the Country

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Synopsis
  • In this animated video, students will learn about the benefits of plants and green spaces for cities, communities, rural areas, and individuals. 
  • Students will learn that they can help to promote green spaces by advocating in their communities, planting gardens, and contributing to environmental projects. 
Teaching Tips

Positives

  • This video encourages students to advocate for more green spaces and volunteer to improve the environment.
  • Colorful animations will keep students engaged.

Additional Prerequisites

  • There may be ads before the video.
  • The video does not have a narrator, so teachers may have to pause the video for younger students to read the text.

Differentiation

  • In science classes, this video could serve as a hook for lessons on air and water pollution.
  • Teachers could ask students to discuss the benefits of green spaces and then use a table to classify the benefits as urban, rural, people, or community.
  • In English language arts classes students could write an informative paragraph about the relationship between green space and people's mental health.
  • The video could be used in lessons on air pollution, biodiversity restoration, urban green spaces, or gardening.
  • Other resources on this topic include this lesson on the value of urban trees and this video on the health benefits of green spaces.
Scientist Notes
This resource explores the importance of tree planting, gardening, and the restoration of biodiversity in urban spaces. This is recommended for teaching.
Standards
  • Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
    • LS1: From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
      • MS-LS1-6 Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for the role of photosynthesis in the cycling of matter and flow of energy into and out of organisms.
    • LS2: Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
      • MS-LS2-5 Evaluate competing design solutions for maintaining biodiversity and ecosystem services.
  • 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.
      • D4.7.3-5 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.
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