Lesson Plan

Who Speaks for the Trees?

This Who Speaks for the Trees? lesson plan also includes:

Help young conservationists appreciate the important role that trees play in ecosystems around the world with this collection of six engaging activities. From a shared reading and class discussion of Dr. Seuss' The Lorax, to in an depth forest management simulation, this resource has activities appropriate for science students across the elementary and middle school grade levels.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Choose one of these activities to perform during your class's celebration of Earth Day
  • Supplement these activities into an environmental and/or life science unit on conservation
Classroom Considerations
  • Lessons require a variety of materials, teacher preparation, and time, so be sure to plan ahead when implementing them
  • A copy of Dr. Seuss' The Lorax is required for one of these lessons, which can be obtained from your school or local public library
  • Background information is provided with each lesson to support teachers
  • Lists of key scientific concepts, necessary materials, and intended grade levels are provided for each lesson
  • Each lesson offers enrichment activities for extending learning about trees
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