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30 minutes
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3 / 4 / 5
Arts

This craft activity allows students to celebrate their artistic and creative individuality while learning about tigers’ physical characteristics. Students learn fun tiger facts—including how each tiger has its own unique stripe pattern—and then each student designs a unique tiger mask, ultimately learning a lesson about how we can all be proud of our unique “designs.”

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Environmental Education

The tiger resource guide is designed to give you all the information you need to teach your students about tigers and their habitats. The guide provides fun tiger facts, why they matter, what threats they face, what WWF is doing to help tigers and the forests where they live, and what kids can do. It also includes a fun tiger word puzzle to do with your students.

30 minutes
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3 / 4 / 5
Reading or Language Arts

In this exercise students get to express their imagination and use their creative writing skills by putting themselves in a tiger’s world. Students will read facts about tigers and use the information to compose a descriptive journal entry from the tiger’s point of view. If technology is available, at the completion of the writing prompt, students can further visualize their stories by using the WWF Together app to see through a tiger’s eyes and compare their visual acuity with that of a tiger.

What is a green school?
15 minutes
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Kindergarten / 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12
Career and Technical Education (CTE), Environmental Education, Professional Learning

This lesson page provides free resources for you, the teacher, to advance your own knowledge of sustainability and green building, and support your teaching.

This page is a great starting point for new sustainability teachers or a resource for experienced teachers. It will provide you with some background information to help you understand the impact of green schools and prepare you to start to take actions at your own school.

All the materials are available for free download in the “Prepare” tab below. For additional information about each resource, check out the “Teach” tab.

We’ve broken them down by:
- Green Schools Profiles and Case Studies
- Reports and Guides
- LEED Resources
- Pedagogy
- Videos

And check out additional resources in the Extend tab to expand your school's sustainability initiatives. We've called out reports to share with your legislators to drive green school initiatives as well as training to share with your facility staff.

The materials in this lesson are designed to support teachers, not implement as instruction in your classroom. But feel free to share materials with your students, colleagues, or community!

When you are ready, dive into the Learning Lab lessons. Looking for a place to start? Check out Every School Can Be A Green School: Getting Started Checklists. Or search the catalog by grade level, subject and theme.

9 minutes
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3 / 4 / 5
Health

This lesson includes a discussion of yogurt and identification of its nutritional benefits. At the end of this lesson, students should be able to identify the food group yogurt belongs to (dairy) and other benefits of yogurt. They will be able to identify the different kinds of yogurt, the nutritional benefits of yogurt, it’s taste and appearance.

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Health

This lesson includes a discussion of strawberries and identification of its nutritional benefits. At the end of the lesson, students should be able to identify that strawberries are a fruit. They will be able to explain how strawberries are grown as well as the main nutrients found in strawberries.

How can our school be green?
30 minutes
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Kindergarten / 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12
Environmental Education

Green school (n): a school building or facility that creates a healthy environment that is conducive to learning while saving energy, resources and money.

Whether you are a parent, teacher, school staff member, student, or community volunteer, you want your school to provide a healthy, welcoming place to learn. The important effort of running greener schools needs action from everyone in the school community, and sometimes the scale of the task can make it hard to know where the start. Follow these 12 simple priority actions from the Center for Green Schools to help make your school healthy, efficient, comfortable and environmentally responsible.

This lesson provides resources and suggestions of actions to make your school a green school. Included Action Checklists:

1: Find your superstars
2: Ready, set – wait, which bin do I put this in?
3: What’s a watt?
4: Go behind the scenes
5: Put the kids in charge
6: Hey, what’s this thing do?
7: You are what you eat…and recycle, throw away and compost…
8: Let the Sun Shine In
9: You know it’s dust, but what IS it?
10: No really, what is that smell?
11: Lights out!
12: Carpooling – jump in, the water’s fine!

Checklists include:
- First steps to getting started
- Resources to support your actions
- Related lessons in Learning Lab to dive deeper into topics