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60 minutes
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7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12
Environmental Education, Geography, History, Reading or Language Arts

Native America exists beyond stereotypes and history books. Today, Native Americans are voicing concerns about environmental and human rights issues, shaping their own tribal communities and the future of the country. In this lesson, students view photographs which document Native American voices and explore the themes of identity, cultural displacement, and resilience.

What are some of the effects of melting glaciers on global climate stability?
60 minutes
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7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12
Reading or Language Arts, Science

Icebergs play a vital role in global climate stability. In the last 20 years, icebergs have melted at unprecedented rates, changing marine dynamics, the balance of sea levels, and weather patterns. Students analyze images of icebergs from the polar regions through a nature photographer’s unique point of view and explore the themes of bearing witness and climate change.

What are the consequences of global consumerism?
120 minutes
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7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12
Economics, Environmental Education, History, Social Studies

Increased global consumerism has vast environmental, economic, and social repercussions. Thought leaders across the globe investigate the unsustainable cultural values at the root of modern consumption. In this lesson, students watch a film about the environmental, economic, and social impacts of global consumerism and examine the effects on the global economy.

45 minutes
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6 / 7 / 8
Reading or Language Arts, Science

Guide your students to document the mental and physical health benefits that come from being outside.

45 minutes
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6 / 7 / 8
Reading or Language Arts, Science

Plants and green spaces make life livable on earth. Explore the connection between climate and ecosystems with your class.

90 minutes
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6 / 7 / 8
Environmental Education, Reading or Language Arts, Science, Writing

Students will conduct an experiment to compare the decomposition of natural material in a landfill to a composting system. They will gain a general understanding of the benefits of composting and redirecting waste from a landfill.

How can schools reduce the waste that goes into the landfill?