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On This Day: The Creation of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

For Students 7th - Higher Ed Standards
The Environmental Protection Agency often doesn't register as a critical government function, but the EPA works to protect communities. Using video segments from Scott Pruitt's confirmation hearing, a Barack Obama speech on the agency's...
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Environmental Expert Presentation

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Individuals or groups select an environmental issue, then spend time researching and creating a presentation to share in class. By allowing learners to choose the issue that matters most to them, you will motivate them to do excellent...
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Environmental Concerns

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Every year, more than 14 billion pounds of garbage is dumped into the oceans of the world, most of which is plastic and toxic to ocean life. Lesson 32 in the series of 36 focuses on environmental concerns, specifically pollution. Under...
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Environmental Fair

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students find a piece of trash and make a useful item out of it. They show awareness of the environmental concerns of the earth.
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A River Ran Wild: An Environmental History

For Teachers 11th - 12th
The Nashua River serves as the focal point of an investigation of the treatment of and care for natural resources. A reading of A River Rand Wild: An Environmental History by Lynne Cherry, launches the study and class members consider...
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Cuidemos nuestro ambiente

For Teachers 10th - 12th
After discussing the Spanish word ambiente, read the article "Cuidemos nuestro ambiente"  with your intermediate or advanced Spanish class. Read the first paragraph together, marking the text and engaging your readers. Then, have the...
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The Poetry of Robinson Jeffers: Eco-Criticism

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Look at Robinson Jeffers' poetry through the lens of environmentalism. Pupils discuss two poems, "The Purse-Seine" and "The Coast-Road," and respond to the included questions. They then compose essays about Jeffers' view of the...
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WATER You Doing to Help?

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Auntie Litter is here to educate young scholars about water pollution and environmental stewardship! Although the 15-minute video clip is cheesy, it's an engaging look at the water cycle and conservation. Learners start by illustrating...
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Environmental Town and Polluted Town

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Explore the differences between towns that are environmentally friendly and those that are not. The class will construct two towns out of various objects; they'll focus on comparing each town based on their environmental laws. This is a...
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Happy Earth Day Coloring Book

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
From turning off lights when leaving a room, to biking or walking to school, there are many simple habits children can develop to help preserve the earth. Help raise environmental awareness in your class with this activity packet that...
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This I Believe: Oceans

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Analyzing writing samples and an NPR podcast of "This I Believe," high school writers work through a Six Trait writing activity to write their own persuasive essays - and turn them into recorded podcasts. Use the provided worksheets and...
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For Teachers Pre-K - K Standards
Raise young children's environmental awareness with this early elementary recycling instructional activity. After discussing garbage and the importance of recycling, students perform a variety of activities that explore different ways of...
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Is Environmental Health a Basic Human Right?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine basic human rights as defined by the United Nations. They develop a list of rights by class consensus, read an article, answer discussion questions, and complete a worksheet.
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Environmental Awareness — Think Global, Act Local

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students identify the different hazardous wastes and the dangers they post to the environment. In this physical science lesson plan, students brainstorm ways to dispose them properly. They create a short story, song or poem to conclude...
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Environmental Stewardship: The Importance of Water Quality

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders estimate the amount of water they use in a day, week, or month. They read the attachment, "Water Facts" and the teacher performs a demonstration of water sampling and testing. Students work in small groups to perform a...
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Sustainability: Environmental Management and Responsible Manufacturing

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
When you think about environmental sustainability, the Ford Motor Company probably isn't the first company to come to mind. A four-lesson unit introduces learners to the idea of sustainability and environmental stewardship. It describes...
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Environmental Sciences

For Teachers K - 8th Standards
Whether you are teaching environmental science in junior high or studying recycling in kindergarten, there is something for all in this set of lessons designed for environmental education. The 110-page packet comes with tips for teaching...
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The Environmental Awareness Digital Video Editing Session

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Get out that camara and make an environmentally informed film to create community awareness. Budding environmentalists examine the harmful effects pollution has on our environmental and the impact of recycling. They research a related...
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EPA Environmental Protection Agency

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this environmental protection worksheet, students read the sentence 'The Environmental Protection Agency helps clean up pollution across the United States. Students then read and may color the phrase 'E is for Environmental Protection...
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Shasta Dam: How High is Too High?

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Research water use in California, environmental protection laws, and the proposition to raise Shasta Dam by 200 feet. Researchers use their findings to build an argument which will be presented at a mock decision panel. Groups then...
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Mapping Greenhouse Gas Emissions Where You Live

For Teachers 5th - 10th Standards
After investigating the US Environmental Protection Agency's climate change website, your environmental studies young scholars discuss greenhouse gas emissions. They use an online interactive tool to look at data from power production...
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Environmental Rhyme and Reason

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners employ poetry as a medium to relay information and express views about significant environmental issues that exist today and to assess their effects on The State of the Planet as we enter the next millennium.
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Water Contamination Challenge

For Teachers 8th - Higher Ed
Students play a game to analyze further the effects of water contamination. In this environmental concerns lesson, students play an online game about water contamination and may visit the additional links to further their studies on the...
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Habitats - Explore the World Around You.

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Explore the habitats found around the world. The Desert, Rain Forest, Tundra, Prairie, Grassland, Forest, Marine and Zoo habitats are all covered in this easy to follow presentation. Each slide has a themed background picture, several...