Parents and Educators: find resources for at-home and distance learning

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60 minutes
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6 / 7 / 8
Mathematics, Science

The recent biodiversity assessments conducted by WWF and other contributing organizations revealed a 60% decline in populations of fish, birds, mammals, amphibians, and reptile species in the past 40 years. More than 1 million species are now threatened with extinction, and that number will only increase if we don’t change course now. In this activity, students will plot species population data and use observed trends to determine the probability of those species’ survival.

60 minutes
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6 / 7 / 8
Reading or Language Arts

Using statistics from the Biodiversity Educator’s Resource Guide, students will deliver a mock newscast, informing audiences of the current state of our planet and the urgent need for individual as well as collective action. Students will conduct research on the decline of biodiversity, and on how attention-getting communication techniques can help shape their delivery of the information. Like any good news report, the presentation should reflect on why this news is important and how the viewers can get involved. Students will become advocates for restoring nature and biodiversity by using effective communication skills to spread a message among their peers.

40 minutes
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6 / 7 / 8
Career and Technical Education (CTE): Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources, Career and Technical Education (CTE): STEM, Engineering, Environmental Education, Science, Technology

Students will learn the difference between climate change in the past versus the change we see today using science-based evidence. They will explore examples of how human activities have majorly impacted the Earth and contributed to this change, understand the consequences of this change, and learn actions they can take in their everyday lives to help decrease the negative impact humans have on the environment.

Why is it important to have clean water?
135 minutes
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6 / 7 / 8
Environmental Education, Reading or Language Arts

Students will research sea level rise and use data and statistics they collect to create an infographic.

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.

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.

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.