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Lower Elementary 1: What is a Green Building?

55 minutes
Suggest splitting between two class periods
Primary subjects: 
Environmental Education, Reading or Language Arts, Science
Grade: 
Kindergarten, 1, 2
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In this lesson, students develop conceptual understanding of sustainability and the various components of a green building. Students make connections to features of a green building during a gallery walk and discuss their similarities. Afterwards, students watch a video about sustainability and complete a worksheet to strengthen understanding.

Key objectives for students
Define 'green'
Define a green building
Identify building features as either sustainable or not sustainable
Secondary subjects
Environmental Education
Topics
Green buildings and models
Skills
Collaboration, Communication skills
Values
Curiosity, Global Leadership, Optimism, Resilience
Methods
Design Thinking, Multi-Disciplinary, Real-World Application, Technology Integration
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