Are You Bigfoot?

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Scholars independently explore several websites to calculate their ecological footprint. Using their new found knowledge, they answer six short-answer questions and take part in a grand conversation with their peers about how our everyday actions impact the environment.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Direct pupils to trace and cut out a figure of their foot, write one or several ideas to reduce their ecological footprint, then display finished products around the classroom
  • Pose discussion questions on a classroom blog 
  • Invite an environmentalist to speak to the classroom about human impact on the environment
Classroom Considerations
  • Every child requires a computer or mobile learning device with internet access—group pairs or triads if technology is limited
  • The resource is the first of four lessons about the environment
Pros
  • Provides clear and detailed lesson directions 
  • Offers one math extension
  • Promotes speaking and listening skills
Cons
  • None