Earth Day

February 4, 2018

Students consider how some politicians have used the cold weather to deny climate change and explore the science and statistics behind this common argument. 

January 21, 2018

President Trump has announced that his administration will dramatically reduce the size of two national monuments in Utah. Through readings and discussion, students consider this move and wider questions about how public lands in the United States should be used.

April 22, 2015

Our collection of lessons for Earth Day/Earth Month includes activities on everything from Climate Change to organic food.   

April 16, 2015

Quick quizzes and facts about water use, climate change, and controversy surrounding California's record drought.  

April 10, 2015

Students analyze and discuss photos to learn about the impact of climate change, resilience, and the climate justice movement.   

April 4, 2015

Students consider three numbers: the Obama administration's newly announced target for cutting greenhouse gas emissions; the target scientists advise; and the zero target called for by many conservatives.   

April 21, 2014

Scientists are getting more specific about the pace of climate change, warning that we have very little time left to stop it. Activists are pursuing divestment movements and boycotts. In this activity, students read about these efforts and plan their own climate-saving action.

April 10, 2013

Planning an Earth Day teach-in in your classroom? See our collection of Earth Day lessons! 

April 13, 2012

Students consider American consumption of fossil fuels like coal, oil and natural gas; learn about new methods of extracting these fuels; and discuss their pros & cons.

July 23, 2011

After viewing a short video clip, students consider the effect all our waste has on the environment and develop a 'reduce, reuse, recyle' action plan.