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A Look at Cancer Alley, Louisiana

This lesson plan prompts students to ponder the questions “How is pollution related to racism?” and “What should government and businesses do about it?" Step 1 - Inquire :   Students explore the EPA’s Environmental Justice Screening and Mapping Tool to use real data to start thinking about the relationship between demographic and environmental indicators (also known as environmental justice indicators).

Duration: 80 minutes

Subjects: English Language Arts, Justice, Health

Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

Types: Lesson Plan, Video, Data, Interactive Media

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How Should the Federal Government Spend Our Money?

This lesson plan connects intergenerational justice with the federal budget.

Duration: 75 minutes

Subjects: Social Studies, Economics, Civics, Justice

Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Types: Lesson Plan, Video

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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.

Duration: 80 minutes

Subjects: Science, Justice, Health, Climate Action

Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

Types: Lesson Plan, Interactive Media, Video, Video

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Wealth Inequality & Individual Emissions

This lesson plan connects wealth and individual emissions, showing that wealthy people are disproportionately responsible for climate change.

Duration: 50 minutes

Subjects: Math, Justice

Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

Types: Lesson Plan, Video, Scientific Paper

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Redlining & Environmental Racism

This environmental racism lesson plan connects redlining with current issues of environmental and racial justice.

Duration: 70 minutes

Subjects: Social Studies, History, Justice, Health

Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

Types: Lesson Plan, Article, Video, Article, Interactive Media

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Earth’s Vital Signs: An Exploration

This lesson is an exploration of climate change data, including greenhouse gases, global temperature, ice melt, and sea level rise.

Duration: 45 minutes

Subjects: Science, Earth and Space Sciences

Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

Types: Lesson Plan, Interactive Media, Data, Data, Interactive Media, Data, Interactive Media, Data, Interactive Media, Data, Interactive Media, Data, Interactive Media, Data, Data

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Comparing Air Quality Index and Cities: Finding Patterns in Data

In this 2-4 hour mini-unit, students design methods for identifying patterns in data.

Duration: 145 minutes

Subjects: Science, Earth and Space Sciences

Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

Types: Lesson Plan, Interactive Media, Article, Interactive Media

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Cities, Trees & Inequality

This lesson is about the distribution and density of trees in urban areas and how that relates to environmental justice.

Duration: 55 minutes

Subjects: Social Studies, Geography, Math, Justice, Health

Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

Types: Lesson Plan, Video, Video, Interactive Media, Article, Scientific Paper

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Airport-Related Environmental Injustice

This lesson explores aviation’s impact on climate change, its connection to environmental justice, and ways to reduce aviation.

Duration: 80 minutes

Subjects: Justice, Health, Climate Action

Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

Types: Lesson Plan, Interactive Media, Article, Digital Text

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Monster Hurricanes & Climate Injustice

This lesson connects historical, current, and per capita CO 2 emissions around the globe with devastating hurricanes in Central America.

Duration: 45 minutes

Subjects: Math, Justice, Climate Action

Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

Types: Lesson Plan, Interactive Media, Data, Video, Interactive Media, Data

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Flying: The Ultimate Climate Injustice

This lesson outlines who flies most frequently and the health and climate impacts of aviation.

Duration: 60 minutes

Subjects: Science, Earth and Space Sciences, Justice, Health, Climate Action

Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

Types: Lesson Plan, Article, Article, Article, Article, Article, Digital Text, Digital Text

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Climate Confusion

In this lesson, students independently research the question:  “How is climate change causing confusion in how living things respond to the environment?” Exploring this climate confusion, students will discuss and define ways living things respond to environments.

Duration: 100 minutes

Subjects: Science, Earth and Space Sciences

Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

Types: Lesson Plan, Article, Article, Article

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CryptoClimate: Exploring Cryptocurrency and Climate Change

This lesson shows the climate impact of cryptocurrency.

Duration: 55 minutes

Subjects: Science, Earth and Space Sciences, Climate Action

Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

Types: Lesson Plan, Activity, Worksheet, Article, Video, Article, Interactive Media, Worksheet, Lesson Plan

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Chemistry of Climate Change

In this climate chemistry mini-unit, students begin with an inquiry lab to understand how carbon dioxide creates warming in the atmosphere.

Duration: 200 minutes

Subjects: Science, Chemistry, Earth and Space Sciences

Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

Types: Lesson Plan, Lesson Plan, Experiment, Worksheet, Interactive Media, Activity

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Why Wet-Bulb Temperature Is Terrifying

This lesson connects Kim Stanley Robinson’s The Ministry for the Future with the dangers of extremely high wet-bulb temperature.

Duration: 70 minutes

Subjects: Science, Earth and Space Sciences, Health, Climate Action

Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

Types: Lesson Plan, Article, Video, Digital Text