#TeachGreen with free sustainability lessons throughout May

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What social conditions lead to the formation of gangs and what functions do they serve?
60 minutes
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6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12
English, Foreign Languages, Reading or Language Arts

Students will watch a film, Barrio de Paz, about peace worker Nelsa Libertad Curbelo from Guayaquil, Ecuador and the city’s gang youth, who have left behind a life of crime to come together and provide services to their struggling community and explore themes of conflict resolution, youth empowerment, and the power of love versus violence.

60 minutes
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6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12
Reading or Language Arts, Social Studies

Students will watch a film, Mr. Happy Man, about 88-year-old Bermudian Johnny Barnes, who devotes six hours each day to an endearing traffic ritual, and will identify what things in life aid in creating a positive attitude.

How is noise pollution negatively impacting the human and natural world?
60 minutes
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6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12
English, Environmental Education, Geography, History, Social Studies

Increasing noise pollution and the loss of silence in our modern world significantly impacts people as well as the environment. Learning how to listen may be one solution.

Students will watch a VR/360 film, Sanctuaries of Silence, about acoustic ecologist Gordon Hempton as he takes them on an immersive journey into the Hoh Rain Forest in Washington State, one of the quietest places in North America. Students will explore themes of listening, human connection to the environment, and the effects of modernization.

60 minutes
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6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12
Foreign Languages, Geography, Music

Students will watch a film, Soleá, about Spanish flamenco guitarist Juan Ramírez and explore the themes of creative expression and dedication and commitment.

What are the various elements that comprise the art of flamenco and how do they work together?
What are some of the consequences due to the loss of traditional culture for the Yup’ik Native community?
60 minutes
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6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12
English, Geography, History

Young Native Alaskans in rural villages face unique challenges due to physical isolation and the loss of traditional cultural support. Unifying projects or activities—such as basketball— can provide a lifeline for youth and communities

Students will watch a film, “I Am Yup’ik” about a 16-year-old named Byron Nicholai, a basketball player who lives in a tiny village in western Alaska and explore themes of identity, resilience, and youth empowerment.

How do deforestation and reforestation affect the carbon cycle?