National Flat Lorax Project - AP Environmental Science

This National Flat Lorax Project - AP Environmental Science activity & project also includes:

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Whether it's Earth Day or another average school day, there are always ways we can protect our planet. An environmental science project combines The Lorax by Dr. Seuss and the Flat Stanley Project to create an innovative assignment for learners to observe and report on the needs of their environment.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have learners keep their letters in a journal, which they can update periodically
  • Bring in examples of Loraxes that the class can use as inspiration for their own
  • Connect to a language arts class to discuss the themes of the book in more detail
Classroom Considerations

  • The project is designed for AP Environmental Science, but it would be appropriate for any level of the course
  • Instructions are for a specific class and may need adaptation to fit with your curriculum and class needs, including deadlines and hashtags
  • Consider making the project rubric more complex to assess for skills
  • Part of the lesson invites learners to post their pictures on Instagram; review your school or district's policy on instructional use of social media
  • Requires establishment of partner schools for a pen-pal activity, but the lesson could be modified without this element
Pros

  • A creative way to bring an environmental study out into the real world
  • Brings narrative and explanatory writing together in the context of environmental science
Cons

  • None
Common Core