Earth Day

 

Looking for ways to engage your high school or middle school students in environmental issues and the climate crisis? Here are our latest lessons and teaching ideas - good for Earth Day, Earth Week, or any week.
 

Earth Day 2022
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September 7, 2019

On September 20, 2019, students around the world will participate in a strike to demand immediate action on the global climate crisis. In this lesson, students learn about youth activism on the climate, including its origins, and discuss some of the problems and prospects of youth climate activism. ...

August 4, 2019

Where do the 2020 presidential candidates stand on climate change?  And why is the issue getting more attention in 2020 than in past elections? Students explore the issue, the candidates, and the social movements that are helping to drive the debate through readings, discussion, and activities.

March 20, 2019

This series of lessons helps students (grades 3-5) learn about why is climate change is happening, why it matters, and what they can do about it.

March 13, 2019

Students examine three current youth movements to fight climate change by dramatizing each strategy’s benefits and risks.

 

 

March 7, 2019

This primer includes six short, interactive, multimodal lessons to help middle school students learn, think, and write about climate change – and consider how to take action.

January 12, 2019

Students look at photos, read about, and discuss some of the climate crises in 2018, then survey a range of actions being taken to address it.

January 12, 2019

Students compare the “Green New Deal” proposed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with President Roosevelt’s original New Deal. 

October 21, 2018

A new UN report on climate disruption points to the need for immediate action. In this lesson, students discuss the report and what kind of response it requires.

October 20, 2018

Young people are suing the U.S. government over climate change, and their case comes before federal court on October 29, 2018. In this lesson, students examine the suit, read the personal testimony of two of the plaintiffs, and consider other strategies that young people are using to affect climate...

May 10, 2018

Students work together to understand the significance of the rise in atmospheric carbon dioxide and consider different methods for stopping it. This lesson can be adapted for science, writing, or social studies classes.