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Rachel Carson and the Modern Environmental Movement
7th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Scholars analyze the environmental movement started in the 1960s. Through excerpts from Rachel Carson's books as well as diary entries, they take a look at the reason for the modern movement to save the planet and then create final...
An Introduction to Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring
3 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Can pesticides affect humans, even if they don't eat the crops that were sprayed? Silent Spring, Rachel Carson's 1962 work on the environmental effects of DDT, discusses the ways that bioaccumulation creates a path from a dangerous...
From Salmonberry to Sagebrush - Exploring Oregon’s Native Plants
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Take a deep dive into Oregon's ecosystems, plants, and changes from the past to the future. Many hands-on activities in an environmental science unit delight scholars, including creating a field guide for a local park. The in-depth study...
Salmon and Trout Go to First Grade
1st - 3rd CCSS: Adaptable
Turn your young scientists into salmon and trout experts with this diverse collection of worksheets and activities. Perfect for creating a thematic unit on fish in the primary grades, this resource engages children with printable books,...
Foundations of Democracy: Authority, Privacy, Responsibility, and Justice
6th - 12th
Students identify the advantages and disadvantages of privacy in certain situations. In groups, they discuss the consequences of privacy and label them as either costs or benefits. They read newspaper articles from their local community...